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William Nicholson

Full name: William Newzam Prior Nicholson
Gender: Male
Born: February 5, 1872 in Newark, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain
Died: May 16, 1949 in Blewbury, Oxfordshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Sir William Nicholson was a noted artist and an outstanding portrait, still-life and landscape artist. He was also a noted woodcutter and in the 1920s wrote several children’s books, serving as the illustrator for several Robert Graves’ books. Nicholson had his first exhibition at the National Gallery in 1942, and the Tate has several of his works.

Nicholson’s gold medal-winning work at the 1928 Games was entitled “Un Almanach de douze Sports” (An Almanac of Twelve Sports) which was a wood carving. He also entered the paintings competition, but without success.

Born in Newark-on-Trent his father was the Conservative MP for the town. Nicholson (junior) was knighted in the 1936 Birthday Honours’ List. He spent his later life living in Blewbury, Berkshire which was also the home to some famous writers including thriller writer Dick Francis and Kenneth Grahame, of Wind in the Willows fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 56 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1928 Summer 56 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 56 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings 1 Twelve Branches of Sport Carved in Wood

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 56 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Les Restes de la Voiture Seigneuriale