Writings by Winifred Nicholson

The main source for writings by Winifred Nicholson is Unknown Colour; Paintings, Letters, Writings, ed. Andrew Nicholson, Faber and Faber, London, 1987. (Here shortened to Unknown Colour).

1937

‘Unknown Colour’, first published under the name Winifred Dacre in Circle – International Constructive Art, 1937 (reprinted 1971) Faber and Faber.

Reprinted in Winifred Nicholson: Paintings 1900-1978, exhibition held Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, 1979, pp. 29-32.

Reprinted in Unknown Colour, pp. 99-103.

1944

Liberation of Colour’ World Review, Dec. 1944. pp. 29-40. (under the name Winifred Dacre).

Reprinted in Unknown Colour, pp. 124-9.

1954

‘I Like To Have A Picture In My Room’, Christian Science Monitor 9 Nov. 1954.

Reprinted Unknown Colour, pp. 234-5.

‘Can The Blind See Colour Green?’, Christian Science Monitor.

Reprinted in Unknown Colour, pp. 236-7.

1966

Mondrian in London: reminiscences of Mondrian. Studio International Dec. 1966 (vol. 172, no. 884) pp. 286-8.

Reprinted in Unknown Colour, pp. 108-110.

1967

‘Yellow Ochre – William Nicholson’ in Unknown Colour, pp. 77-80.

Reprinted in William Nicholson, Painter: paintings, woodcuts, writings, photographs. Ed. Andrew Nicholson. London, Giles de la Mare Publishers. 1996.

1969

‘I Like Painting Flowers’, in The Flowers of Winifred Nicholson, exhibition catalogue, Crane Kalman Gallery, London, 1969.

Reprinted in Winifred Nicholson: Paintings 1900-1978, exhibition held Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, 1979, pp 32-4.

Reprinted as ‘The Flower’s Response’ in Unknown Colour, pp. 216-7.

1972

‘When I shut my eyes’, in Winifred Nicholson: Paintings, exhibition catalogue, Crane Kalman Gallery, London, 1972. p. 5.

Reprinted in Temenos, vol. no. 8, 1987, pp. 177-8.

1974

‘Glass as Praise – Evie Hone’, Christian Science Monitor 11 Nov 1074.

Reprinted Unknown Colour, pp. 75-6.

1975

1920-1930 Paris: reminiscences’ in An Unknown Aspect of Winifred Nicholson: Abstract Paintings 1920-30, exhibition catalogue, Crane Kalman Gallery, London 1975.

Reprinted as ‘Paris in the 1920’s and 1930’s’, in Unknown Colour, pp. 105-6.

‘Three Kinds of Artists’ (on the artist, Ben Nicholson and Piet Mondrian),[first published by LYC Gallery 1974].

Reprinted, Christian Science Monitor 17 April 1975.

Reprinted in Temenos vol. no. 8, 1987, pp. 178-9.

1976

Can Motion Be Expressed In Painting?’ Christian Science Monitor 31 Aug 1976.

Reprinted Unknown Colour, pp. 241-2.

Flower Tales, Brampton, Cumbria: LYC Press, 1976. 121 pp., illus.

Sequence of ‘ancient’ abstract drawings and recent realistic paintings’ in Winifred Nicholson, exhibition catalogue, LYC Museum and Art Gallery, Brampton.

1977

‘A simple tale’, from Flower Tales, Christian Science Monitor, 5th Jan 1977.

1978

Radiance’, Christian Science Monitor 4 Jan. 1978.

Reprinted as ‘Radiance in the Grass’ in Unknown Colour, pp. 73-4.

Every Living Thing’, Christian Science Monitor, 8 Feb. 1978.

Reprinted in Temenos, vol. no. 8, 1987, pp. 179-180.

1979

Foreword in Winifred Nicholson Paintings 1900-1978, exhibition catalogue, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, 1979, pp. 7-9.

Reprinted as ‘Blinks’ in Unknown Colour, pp. 23-4.

Foreword in Christopher Wood, Arts Council exhibition held Colchester, Minories, Mar 1979 and touring.

Reprinted as ‘Christopher Wood’ in Unknown Colour, pp. 81-2.

‘Paintings by an Octogenarian’, in Two Country Painters, exhibition catalogue, LYC Museum and Art Gallery, Brampton.

Reprinted in Temenos, vol. no. 8, 1987, p. 180.

1981

‘Unweave a Rainbow’, in Winifred Nicholson, exhibition catalogue, Crane Kalman Gallery, London.

Reprinted in Unknown Colour, pp. 259-60.

1987

Unknown Colour: Paintings, Letters, Writings by Winifred Nicholson. Ed. Andrew Nicholson. London, Faber and Faber. 1987.

Undated.

‘Moments of Light’, recalled memories by Winifred Nicholson, in Unknown Colour, pp. 25-53.

‘Observed Notes’, kept by Rosa Winifred Nicholson when a teenager, in Unknown Colour, pp. 55-8.

‘Grandmother’s London house’, episode from a story by Winifred Nicholson about a girl called Kate-Mary, who describes a house in London just like that of Winifred’s grandmother, Rosalind, Countess of Carlisle, in Unknown Colour, pp. 59-61.

‘Blue was his Colour’, in Unknown Colour, pp. 83-98.

‘Mondrian – the First Person who has ever Painted Yellow’, in Unknown Colour, pp. 115-7.

‘Mes amis – les Français’, translation of a script in French by Winifred Nicholson, for BBC Radio’s French Service, in Unknown Colour, pp. 118-121.

‘King Pellinore’s Wife’, in Unknown Colour, pp. 132-3.

‘Consider the Lilies’, in Unknown Colour, p. 218.

‘LYC Gallery’, in Unknown Colour, pp. 246-7.

‘Colour Unconfined’, in Unknown Colour, pp. 250-1.