Paul Nash: Outline
My 2014 drawing of Paul Nash, used as a mock-up for his autobiography Outline. Unfinished at the time of his death in 1946, it’s recently been republished to coincide with a recent major retrospective of his work at the Tate. Nash was an interesting figure, whose career as an artist spanned both world wars of the 20th century. Often cited as one of the key figures of ‘Neo-Romanticism’, he tried everything from Symbolism to Surrealism in the search for a style that best expressed his ideas, and while the results weren’t always successful, his restless need to explore new ways of interpreting the rapidly changing world around him is a useful example to artists today.