A contemporary of many of the most important British artists of his age, Paul Nash created strange and eerie landscapes which fused the Romantic influence of William Blake and Samuel Palmer with a surrealist impulse fuelled by Nash’s experiences at the front during the First World War. He was involved with many of the key artistic movements of the early 20th century, including Vorticism, British Surrealism and Unit One, and was a prominent member of the Society of Wood Engravers, exhibiting in their first show in 1920.

Works such as Dry Land Appearing take Biblical source material that can be readily applied to a modern world recovering from the ravages of war.


  • Title: Dry Land Appearing
  • Creator: Paul Nash
  • Date: 1924
  • Medium: Wood Engraving
  • Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.9
  • Copyright: © Estate of Paul Nash
  • Artist's Dates: 1889-1946

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