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Paul Nash

Paul Nash

Surrealist war artist

Painting in the early 20th century, English artist Paul Nash brought a surrealist style to landscape painting. He was appointed as an official war artist in both world wars and portrayed the bleak, devastated landscapes of war in his own unmistakable style. Paul Nash embraced a range of techniques, from oil painting to pen-and-ink drawing.

In the period between the wars, he found sanctuary in the English countryside and created many beautiful landscape paintings. Paul Nash was also fascinated by the ancient world and painted many scenes of Neolithic monuments and burial sites.

Paul Nash art has a quiet power. It doesn’t overpower a room but it always brings something interesting and unexpected to your attention. There are Paul Nash prints to suit all interior design styles and tastes, so take a look at our collection to find some that work for you…

From picturesque landscapes to the horrors of war

Paul Nash paintings feature a range of subjects. His most famous works are undoubtedly his war paintings. Choose from a selection of highly evocative and moving landscapes, such as the post-battle wreckage in ‘Void’, the family of tree stumps in ‘We are Making a New World’ and the desolate scene in ‘After the Battle’. They certainly make a great gift for any military history enthusiast.

But not all of Paul Nash’s work has such a grim beauty. He also created some lighter pieces, inspired by the British countryside. ‘Summer’ is a lovely work with subtle summery colours, and ‘The Forest’ is an enticing painting that would look great in a sunny kitchen or conservatory.

If you’re looking for a standout piece of art to make an impact in your living room, choose one of Paul Nash’s more surreal paintings, such as ‘Event on the Downs’ with its floating ball or the captivating ‘Stranded figures into the sunset’.

Choosing your material

Paul Nash had a unique style that works well with a range of materials. To achieve an authentic gallery finish for a print of one of his paintings, you can’t go wrong with stretched cotton canvas. Some of his paintings have a high proportion of white and pale colours, which look fantastic printed onto lightweight Forex foam board.

Paintings with a high contrast between light and shade are enhanced when printed onto slender Alu-Dibond or glossy acrylic glass. And for an affordable option? Our high-quality photo paper gives a great finish and can be easily framed.