From the Studio
Client: Pallant House Gallery, 2021
Authors: Lee Beard, Louise Campbell, Simon Martin, Edmund de Waal, Louise Weller
Hardback | 136pp | 190 x 245 mm
Book design to accompany the Pallant House Gallery exhibition Ben Nicholson: From the Studio in 2021.
Throughout his career, Ben Nicholson (1894–1982) transformed everyday homewares into extraordinary experiments in abstract art.
Nicholson’s studio was filled with objects that inspired him. From patterned mocha-ware jugs and cut glass goblets to spanners, hammers and chisels, these ordinary personal possessions were a source of almost endless inspiration to the artist.
The exhibition – and this accompanying book – bring together for the first time Nicholson’s paintings, reliefs, prints and drawings, alongside his rarely seen personal possessions and studio tools. They trace how the artist’s style developed, from his early traditional tabletop still lifes to his later abstract works.