Nicholson, Rachel

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Rachel Nicholson

1934

The artist daughter of two of the Titans of Modern British Art. At her first London exhibition in June 1980, Rachel’s father Ben Nicholson, commented on one picture. ‘Still Life on Navy Blue, 1979: ‘I never realised she could paint so well. I would have been happy to have painted that one myself’. With the daunting heritage on her father’s side of two generations of Nicholson artists, and as the daughter of Barbara Hepworth, a sculptor described as the most important female artist in history, Rachel soon grew to create a distinctive of her own and has seen her artistic reputation become increasingly her own.