Ben Nicholson. The Nicholsons: A story of four people and their designs. Ben Nicholson 1894-1982; Nancy Nicholson 1899-1977, Kit Nicholson 1904-1948; E.Q.Nicholson Born 1908. York City Art Gallery 1988. Sq.8vo. Original card covers. Introductiuon by Hugh Casson, biographies, essays by John Craxton, Jake Nicholson, Margaret Gardiner, James Richards etc. Colour and b/w plates. From the library of Benedict Read.
Benedict William Read, BA, FSA (1945 — 20 October 2016) was an English art historian. Usually known as Ben Read, he was the author of numerous books, essays and articles on nineteenth and twentieth century art history, and was one the most authoritative writers in the second half of the twentieth century on British Victorian sculpture. Read was born in Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, son of art critic and poet Sir Herbert Read, younger brother of the writer Piers Paul Read and younger half-brother of BBC documentary maker John Read. He went to Ampleforth College, a Roman Catholic boarding school run by Benedictine monks. Read studied Classics and English Literature at the University of Oxford and then Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. As well as teaching at the Courtauld Institute, Read was Deputy Witt Librarian there until 1990. In 1990 Read was appointed Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of Leeds where he was also Director of the MA Sculpture Studies programme from 1990 to 1997, under the auspices of the Henry Moore Foundation. On his retirement from the university in 2010 he was made Senior Visiting Research Fellow in Fine Art.
Publisher: York City Art Gallery.
Edition: First edition
Book ID: 025356