Paul Nash works and letters given to Pallant House
- Pallant House Gallery
- Published 13 February 2013
A major collection of art and correspondence by Paul Nash, amassed by his great friend Clare Neilson, has been given to Pallant House Gallery through the Art Fund.
Nash was one of the leading British artists of the early 20th-century, a war artist who was also celebrated for his landscapes and Surrealist imagery. The collection was given to Pallant House Gallery by Clare Neilson's godson Jeremy Greenwood and Alan Swerdlow, and includes early wood engravings, etchings, photographs, collages, letters and illustrated books.
An exhibition celebrating the gift will open at the gallery on 9 April and run until 30 June, featuring highlights from the collection including Nash's first letter to Neilson and Tyger Tyger, his "Collage for Clare" depicting an engraving of a tiger set against a photograph of a ruin.
Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar said, "The Clare Neilson collection gives us an insight into the breadth of Paul Nash's artistic capabilities. We are thrilled to have worked with Neilson's godson, Jeremy Greenwood, and Alan Swerdlow in placing this collection with Pallant House Gallery."