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Jovan Nicholson is an independent art historian with a particular interest in modern British art and has worked on various projects with the Henry Moore Foundation, the Barbican Art Gallery, the Russian Museum, St Petersburg, the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow and the British Council, organising exhibitions between Russia and Britain, notably Diaghilev, Creator of the Ballets Russes and New Art for a New Era: Malevich's Vision of the Russian Avant-Garde. He has worked with the British Council touring exhibitions of modern British art throughout Russia, including 40 Years of British Sculpture, and Dimensions Variable, and collaborated with Museums in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia and Georgia. He has been an adviser on a number of exhibitions, books and other publications about Winifred Nicholson and is an acknowledged expert on her work. He is a grandson of Ben and Winifred Nicholson.

Sebastiano Barassi is Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green. From 2001–12 he was Curator of Collections at Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, and prior to that he worked at the Courtauld Institute Gallery in London. He has written extensively about early-twentieth-century British art. The exhibitions he has curated include The Roundhouse of International Spirits: Arp, Benazzi, Bissier, Nicholson, Richter, Tobey and Valenti in the Ticino (2009), We the Moderns: Gaudier-Brzeska and the Birth of Modern Sculpture (2007) and Immaterial: Brancusi, Gabo, Moholy-Nagy (2004).

Julian Stair is a potter and writer. He has exhibited internationally over the last thirty years and has work in over twenty public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, American Museum of Art and Design and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Netherlands. He completed his PhD at the Royal College of Art in 2002 and has published extensively including 'The Employment of Matter: Pottery of the Omega Workshop', for Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshop 1913–19, Courtauld Gallery (2009).


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Ben Nicholson and Winifred Nicholson
Art and Life

Philip Wilson Publishers
This book examines the artistic partnership of Ben Nicholson and Winifred Nicholson in the 1920s and their friendship and collaboration with Christopher Wood,...
Julian Stair

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