Winifred Nicholson moved to Paris in the autumn of 1932, staying till war was imminent in 1938, and later described the atmosphere, 'There were the years of inspiration - fizzing like a soda water bottle'. (Introduction to An Unknown Aspect of Winifred Nicholson at Crane Kalman Gallery, London, 1976). She became friends with Mondrian, Helion, Gabo, and knew Brancusi, Giacometti, Arp and Kandinsky, and experimented with abstract art as well as painting Parisian views. 'We lived in white houses with large windows, we ate simple foods - the fruits of the earth. We wore sandals and ran barefoot along the boulevards. We talked in cafés of the new vision, the new scale of music, the new architecture - unnecessary things were to be done away with and art was to be functional'.
We are very grateful to Jovan Nicholson for providing the catalogue entry for this lot.