Mondrian || Nicholson: In Parallel

16 February 20 May 2012

Composition C (No III) with Red, Yellow and Blue by Piet Mondrian1937 by Ben Nicholson

Painting 1937 by Ben Nicholson

Image credits, l-r: Composition C (No III) with Red, Yellow and Blue, Piet Mondrian, Private collection on loan to Tate © 2012 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International Washington DC; Piet Mondrian in Hampstead, c.1939-1940, photographer: John Cecil Stephenson, Tate Archive, London; 1937 by Ben Nicholson, The Courtauld Gallery, London


5 STARS "Fascinating...a series of beautifully subtle paintings"

The Telegraph. Read the full review


"A brilliant small show...Another feather in the cap of a gallery that has made a consistent success of small shows."

The Independent. Read the full review


"This is a beautiful and serene exhibition, full of dynamic energies"

The Spectator


"A quietly illuminating show."

The Times. Read the full review (£)


This exhibition explored the largely untold relationship between Piet Mondrian and Ben Nicholson during the 1930s. At this time the two artists were leading forces of abstract art in Europe.


Their friendship culminated with Mondrian moving to London in 1938, at Nicholson's invitation, where the two worked in neighbouring Hampstead studios at the centre of an international community of avant-garde artists. 


This was a unique opportunity to experience some of the greatest works ever produced by these two exceptional artists. 


This exhibition has now closed.


Find out more


arrow See the exhibition special events archive.

arrow Download the press release to find out more about the exhibition

arrow Find out more about  Painting 1937 by Ben Nicholson

arrow Find out more about Ben Nicholson and Piet Mondrian (Wikipedia)

arrow Find out about Ben Nicholson and the St Ives Society of Artists

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Major Sponsors:

Abellio Group

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, London,
The Friends of the Courtauld



Further Support Provided by: Crane Kalman, Hester Diamond, Richard Green, Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, The Headley Trust, Bernard Jacobson Gallery