Summer Lecture – Paul Nash and the Wittenham Clumps

Landscape of the Summer Solstice by Paul Nash (1943)
With kind permission from the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Members of the RGA were joined by Friends of Reading Museum for this fascinating and enjoyable evening. Many thanks to Christopher Baines for presenting a captivating story of Paul Nash’s life and his relationship with the Wittenham Clumps.

The Wittenham Clumps were a major source of inspiration for Paul Nash (1889-1946), one of the finest British artists of the 20th century. The talk explores Nash’s unique and enduring connection with this landscape, showing his Wittenham Clumps work alongside his war art, surrealism, illustration, photography, and design.

Christopher Baines runs the Paul Nash and the Wittenham Clumps website with artist Anna Dillon. He regularly lectures on Nash and has been interviewed about him for the BBC TV programmes Countryfile and Andrew Graham Dixon’s Paul Nash: The Ghosts of War.

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