Monday, April 14, 2014

Modern Print Monday: Paul Nash

Wild Cherry or Cherry Orchard by Paul Nash, Britain, 
celebrated in a British stamp

Print designed in the late 1920's

Paul Nash (1889-1946) 

Nash was a painter and print maker. His paintings of World War I are the
artistic documentation of the war. He also designed
repeat pattern for two British fabric printers

Big Abstract is the name of this pattern in two colorways here.

The first edition was in the twenties from Footprints Workshop Ltd, which did hand-block-printed fabrics. A later edition was from the more industrialized Cresta Silks.

Click here to see a Pinterest page of Paul Nash paintings and prints

See many more Cresta silks at the Penlee House Museum:


  1. I love this blog. So many things that would fit right into our "modern" quilt movement. Thank you for the link to Paul Nash designs. So interesting!

    1. I am so glad you like it. I love writing it as I learn so much about a fascinating subject.