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1 - 2pm, Friday 6th Dec

Research Lunch


'A Liberation of Spirit': Transatlantic Seascapes by Winifred Nicholson and John Marin

Throughout the interwar period, Winifred Nicholson and John Marin sought to capture their connection with the maritime environment expressed through the poetic mood of their pictures.

This paper will investigate their distinctive transnational definitions of modernity based on an unanticipated dialogue between English and American insular influences. Despite the distance between these foremost modern figures, elements of the ‘unfathomable Ocean' were able to fuel a simultaneous interest, yet the motif continues to be overshadowed by their landscapes and cityscapes.



Bloomsbury 16 Bedford Square, WC1B 3JA