Poster for Tate’s past exhibition, The Photography of Paul Nash. Striking in its simplicity, the poster uses a full-page image of Nash’s Dead tree, Romney Marsh
, c.1939, the negative for which is part of Tate’s collection, presented to the gallery by the Paul Nash Trust 1970. Although best know for his paintings, Nash was also a prolific photographer, taking a wide variety of images using a No. 1A pocket Kodak series 2 camera, and this exhibition showcased these images. There is minimal text on the poster, reading:
THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF PAUL NASH
PAUL NASH, Dead Tree, Romney Marsh, c.1939
The Photography of Paul Nash exhibition poster
The Photography of Paul Nash
Paul Nash (1889 – 1946) was a British surrealist painter, war artist, photographer, writer and designer of applied art. Nash was fascinated with Britain’s ancient past and spent time in southern England exploring the downs and coastal areas. Equally inspired by the equinox and the phases of the moon, he used all these influences in his work, interpreting his environment according to a unique, personal mythology, evolving throughout his career. Tate has held several exhibitions of his work, most recently in 2016.