Artist - John Nash
John Nash, born 1893, died 1977. Designed poster for London Transport 1950
John Nash was the younger brother of artist Paul Nash. He started his career as a journalist but, with encouragement from his brother, soon began to paint. Despite receiving no formal art training, he became a skilled painter and wood engraver. His landscape paintings and botanical book illustrations revealed his great love of nature. Nash became a member of the London Group in 1914 and the Society of Wood Engravers from 1920. His first one-man show was held at the Goupil Gallery in 1921. He taught at the Ruskin School in Oxford (1922-1927) and the Royal College of Art (1934-1940). Like his brother, he was appointed an Official War Artist in both World Wars.