Chronology continued

1947 Spring: visits Vera Moore with Kate, who lived on the river Cher, central France.
Lady Cecilia Roberts, Winifred’s mother, dies at Boothby.

1948 May: visits Paris and Jean Hugo at Mas de Fourques.
July: solo exhibition at Tullie House, Carlisle (63 pictures).
August: visits the Hebrides for the first time, staying at Flodigarry, Skye with her children.
Meets the poet Kathleen Raine and begins a long working friendship.

1949 February: exhibits 6 pictures in Six Painters at Agnews, and the British Council purchases Midsummer Eve. It is included with two other pictures by her in Eleven British Artists, a British Council touring show to Australia.
March – April: visits Venice.
May: exhibits 24 paintings at the Lefevre Gallery.
June: visits Treanlaur, Ireland.
October: exhibits in the Annual Exhibition of Local Art at Tullie House; continues to exhibit there regularly until 1979.
Taught a short course at Corsham, Bath Academy of Art.
Winifred organises the unveiling of the Evie Hone window in memory of her late mother Lady Cecilia Roberts at Lanercost Priory, Cumberland.

1950 Winifred and Kathleen Raine make the first of many trips to the Hebrides. They visit Eigg, South Uist and Barra.
September: visits Cardigan Bay, Wales
December: exhibits Japanese Anemones and Prism at the Carnegie Institute Exhibition, Pittsburgh.

1951 Commissioned by the Arts Council to paint a large picture for their exhibition, 60 paintings for ‛51’ , and paints Fowls that Fly in the Firmament. Winifred later destroyed the picture.
Easter: visits Venice.
Stays with Kathleen Raine at Sandaig, Gavin Maxwell’s house near Glenelg with views out to the Hebrides.

1952 February: exhibits 26 pictures at Lefevre Gallery
May: visits Sandaig with Kathleen Raine
July: visits Brittany with her daughter Kate, where she sees the dolmens at Carnac.

1953 Visits Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
March: solo exhibition at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh (47 pictures)
June: visits the Hebrides and Orkney.
September: visits Chartres and Beauvais Cathedrals, and then Jean Hugo at Mas de Fourques, and Cadaques, Northern Spain.

1954 February: exhibits 29 pictures at the Leicester Galleries. Also that month organises an exhibition of paintings by her grandfather, George Howard, at Leighton house, London.
Easter: visit to Holland.

1956 April – May: trip to Majorca with her daughter Kate.
March: exhibits The Hunter’s Moon and The Seasons, at a Contemporary Arts Society Exhibition at the Tate Gallery.

1957 August: visits the Basque area, Spain.

1958 April: visits County Mayo, Ireland.

1959 June: Charles Roberts, Winifred’s father, dies at Boothby. Shortly after Winifred moves back to Bankshead.

1960 April: visits Greece, with her daughter Kate. In the 1960’s Winifred and Kate make regular trips to Greece, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967. They often stayed at Hotel Belle Helene at Mycenae, but travelled extensively in Greece. However they mostly kept away when the ‘Colonels’ came were in power (1967-74).
About this time begins commissioning local rug makers to make ‘hookie’ rugs and designs some herself.

1962 Oct. – Nov: exhibits 3 pictures (2 as by Winifred Dacre) in British Art and the Modern Movement 1930-40, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

1964 September: solo exhibition ‘Wild Flowers in Greece’ at the Redfern Gallery, (64 pictures).
Winter: visits New York, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico.

1965 March: exhibits 6 pictures in Art in Britain 1930-40 centred around Axis, Circle, and Unit One at the Marlborough Gallery, London (under the name Winifred Dacre).

1967 March: solo exhibition at the Crane Kalman Gallery, London (30 pictures). The Crane Kalman Gallery becomes her main London dealer with all her subsequent London solo exhibitions there.

1968 Visits Italy, Sicily, and Corfu.

1969 February: solo exhibition, The Flowers of Winifred Nicholson at the Crane Kalman Gallery, (32 pictures)
May: retrospective exhibition at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal (37 pictures)
December: visit to Tunisia with Kate.

1970 Paints in St.Ives, Cornwall.
December: exhibits 12 pictures in Helen Sutherland Collection, the exhibition toured to the Hayward Gallery, London; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal (to May 1971).

1971 Spring: paints in Morocco with Kate, visiting Marrakesh, Rabat, Chechovan, Sidi Bonsaid and the Barbary Coast.
Winifred encourages and helps the Chinese artist Li Yuan-Chia to open a gallery on the Banks. The LYC Museum and Art Gallery lasts till 1982, and Winifred exhibits there four times.

1972 February: solo exhibition at Crane Kalman Gallery, (38 pictures)
November: solo exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (approximately 41 pictures)

1973 Spring: paints in Mycenae, Greece.

1974 November: solo exhibition at Crane Kalman Gallery, London (34 pictures)
December: solo exhibition, Paintings 1930-1974 at LYC Museum and Art Gallery

1975 Meets the physicist Glen Schaefer who gives her prisms. Begins painting prismatic pictures.
October: solo exhibition of abstract works mostly from the 1930’s, An Unknown Aspect of Winifred Nicholson at Crane Kalman Gallery, London (30 pictures).
Tate Gallery purchases two abstract works, Quarante-Huite Quai d’Auteuil, and Moonlight and Lamplight.

1976 January: solo exhibition at LYC Museum and Art Gallery (33 pictures, including abstracts)
Flower Tales, a book of stories that flowers tell by Winifred is published by LYC Press in a limited edition of 500 with colour illustrations of her flower paintings.

1979 May – June: travels to Ouranoupoli, near Mount Athos, Greece with daughter Kate and grandson Jovan Nicholson.
July: exhibits at LYC Museum and Art Gallery with Mary Newcomb
September: Scottish Arts Council Retrospective exhibition of 72 pictures begins in Edinburgh. Organised by the Third Eye Centre it travels to Tullie House, Carlisle; Third Eye Centre, Glasgow; The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tune; The Minories, Colchester; and the Penwith, St.Ives. However, the exhibition does not include any of her recent prismatic pictures.

1980 May: paints in Eigg, Hebrides, with Kate. Joined for the first week by the artist Donald Wilkinson and his family; and for the second by the artists Valerie Thornton and her husband Michael Chase.

1981 5 March: dies at home.
24 March - April: Recent Paintings exhibition opens at Crane Kalman Gallery, London, the first showing of her prismatic pictures (approximately 39 pictures).

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