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Discover the breadth of John Nash’s practice in the most comprehensive exhibition of his work in decades. 

This exhibition is the most comprehensive survey of work by John Nash in over 50 years. Nash produced works across a range of mediums including oil paintings, wood engravings, line-drawings and watercolours, and was one of the most prolific artists of the 20th century. With a career spanning more than 70 years, he was one of the few artists who were official war artists in both the First and Second World Wars.

The Landscape of Love and Solace contextualises the artist’s work within the history of the 20th century, offering an insight into his life. The exhibition features a range of First and Second World War-era works, including his celebrated painting The Corn Field (1918), a landscape Nash produced after he left the army and one of his first as an official war artist.

Nash was also renowned in the horticultural world, and the exhibition showcases a wide range of his botanical works, some seen for the first time. The display also tells the story of key relationships in his life, like Dora Carrington, whom he wished to marry, or Christine Kuhlenthal, who later became his wife.

This exhibition is supported by the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.

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