From October, Tate Britain will display an exhibition of work by artist Paul Nash, in one of the biggest shows devoted to the artist’s work in a generation it has been confirmed.
Considered to be one of the most distinctive painters in British art, Paul Nash was a renowned war artist during the First and Second World Wars.
This new exhibition examining his work will reveal his work from his earliest drawings all the way through to his final landscapes. It will explore his ongoing fascination with Britain’s ancient past, spending time in southern England exploring the downs and coastal areas.
It will be an extensive exhibition, which will look at all of Nash’s significant developments throughout his career, beginning with early symbolist watercolours and the shattered landscapes of the First World War that he captured.
The display will also focus on Nash’s position at the centre of developments of British Modernism, show his contributions to major exhibitions of the 1930’s (such as the International Surrealist Exhibition of 1936).
Meanwhile, the exhibition will also contain references to the Unit One exhibition and its members which included John Armstrong, Barbara Hepworth, Tristram Hillier, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore and Edward Wadsworth. Works by Nash will appear alongside his fellow Unit One members, to help to explore the debates surrounding abstraction and surrealism.
Curated by Emma Chambers, Curator, Modern British Art and Inga Fraser, Assistant Curator, Modern British Art, Paul Nash’s work will be given a fresh opportunity to be viewed by the public and explored to the full.
Paul Nash will be on display at Tate Britain from the 26th October until the 5th March 2017. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/paul-nash.