Christopher Nicholson


Christopher Nicholson was one of the big names in the Modern Movement. Coming from a family with an artistic background, Nicholson found inspiration ever since he was a young child. He was constantly surrounded by art and artistic people in his life because of his family’s occupations - his father was a painter (Sir William Nicholson), his brother was an artist (Ben Nicholson), his sister was a fashion designer (Nancy Nicholson) and his wife was a textile designer (EQ Nicholson). After graduating from University of Cambridge, he founded a practice with Hugh Casson and made remarkable contribution to Modern architecture. The british architect produced many designs but amongst his wide ranging portfolio, 2 popular built projects stood out in particular - the London Gliding Club (built in 1936) and the artist, Augustus John’s studio (built in 1933). The drawings produced by Christopher Nicholson were well-celebrated and stunning, to say the least and they are held by the RIBA.

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