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Ben Nicholson

[British Abstract Painter, 1894-1982]

• Relationships: Husband of Winifred Nicholson (1920, separated in 1931), and later Barbara Hepworth (1938-1951).
Son of Sir William Nicholson and Mabel Pryde Nicholson.
Member of the Abstraction-Creation Group in Paris, 1930s.
Member of the American Abstract Artists group.
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
3 works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
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Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick

Brighton & Hove Museums, England

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Painting 1937, 1937

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Falmouth Art Gallery, England
1933, Study for Heads

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, New York
December 2, 1951 (Burgundy), 1951

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museum of London, UK
Barbara Hepworth in the Mall Studio, 1932

Museum of London, UK
5 Circles, 1934

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, England
January 4 1953 (Thorpe, Wharfedale in snow), 1953

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, England
1946 (still life - cerulean), 1946

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Lucca, 1953

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
St. Ives Cornwall, Composition, 1934

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Ben Nicholson at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Hepworth Wakefield, England
Piquet, 1933

The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago
Information about a 1996 exhibition

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
May 1954 (Delos)

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Art Market:
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Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
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Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
British Council Arts Group

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

UK Government Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Ben Nicholson  
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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

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