Paul Nash

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Paul Nash

Birthplace: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1946 (56-57)
Place of Burial: St Mary's, Langley, Bucks
Immediate Family:

Son of William Harry Nash and Caroline Maud Nash
Husband of Margaret Theodosia Nash
Partner of Private
Father of Private and Private
Brother of John Northcote Nash and Barbara Milbourne Nash

Occupation: War artist
Managed by: Jennifer Sarah Nash
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About Paul Nash

Paul Nash

  • Born 11 May 1889
  • Kensington, London, England
  • Died 11 July 1946 (aged 57)
  • Boscombe, Dorset, England
  • Nationality British
  • Education
  • South-Western Polytechnic
  • London County Council School of Photo-engraving and Lithography
  • Slade School of Art
  • Known for Painting, printmaking
  • Movement Surrealism
  • Spouse(s) Margaret Theodosia Odeh (m. 1914–1946, his death)


British Army, London Regiment, Service #2655

  • First Name: Paul
  • Surname: Nash
  • Hampshire Regiment Second Lieutenant
  • London Regiment Private 2655
  • Archive Reference:
  • WO 372/14/180031 - The National Archives in Kew,

WW1 -


Paul Nash began officer training in August 1916 and was sent to the Western Front in February 1917 as a second lieutenant in the Hampshire Regiment. He was based at St. Eloi on the Ypres Salient at a relatively quiet time and although the area did come under shelling, no major engagements took place while he was there. Whilst clearly aware of the destruction that had taken place there, he was delighted to see that, with spring arriving, the landscape was recovering from the damage inflicted on it. [Ref. Richard Cork (1994). A Bitter Truth – Avant Garde Art and the Great War. Yale University Press & The Barbican Art Gallery.] However, on the night of 25 May 1917, Nash fell into a trench, broke a rib and, by 1 June, had been invalided back to London. A few days later the majority of his former unit were killed in an assault on a position known as Hill 60. [Ref. David Boyd Haycock (2009). A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War. Old Street Publishing(London). ISBN 978-1-905847-84-6.]

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Paul Nash's Timeline

May 11, 1889
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 56
St Mary's, Langley, Bucks