Chrstopher Richard Wynne Nevinson was a British landscape painter who was one of the most famous artists of World War I.
After studying initially at the Slade School of Art, Nevinson befriended Marinetti, the leader of the Italian Futurists, as well Wyndham Lewis. As a result Nevinson became one of the first British artists to show an interest in Futurism and Cubism, and his work was included in the Dore Gallery’s 1913 exhibition, ‘Post-Impressionists and Futurists’. However, this was short-lived as Nevinson soon fell out with Lewis and the Futurists and was then later excluded from the Vorticists movement too.
The war had a major impact on his career and he was celebrated for some of the most enduring trench paintings of The Great War and became an official war artist during WWII. His peacetime work is more often focused on the modern world rather than the natural. Yet landscapes form an important component of his work and during the 1930’s he painted various coastal scenes and landscapes such as this.
Nevinson was highly regarded throughout his career and was awarded the Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur in 1938 and was made an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1939.
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