Biography

1901 Born in Liverpool
1919-20 Studied architecture and medicine at Liverpool University
1920 Moved to London
1921 Moved to Paris, enrolled at the Académie Julian
1923 Met Cocteau, Picasso, and Diaghilev in Paris
1922-24 Travelled around Europe and North Africa
1926 Joined the Seven and Five Society and the London Group, met Ben and Winifred Nicholson in St. Ives
Produced unused set designs for Diaghilev
1927 Exhibited at the Beaux Arts Gallery with Ben and Winifred Nicholson; failed elopement with Meraud Guinness
1929 Solo exhibition at Tooth's Gallery
1930 Joint show with Nicholson at the Galerie Bernheim, Paris; committed suicide
1931 Memorial exhibition at the Wertheim Gallery
1932 Memorial exhibition at the Lefebvre Galleries
1938 Major retrospectives at the Redfern Gallery and New Burlington Galleries

Selected solo exhibitions

1929 Tooth’s Gallery, London
1931 Wertheim Gallery, London
1932 Lefebvre Galleries, London
1936 Redfern Gallery, London
1938 Redfern Gallery, London
New Burlington Galleries, London
1941 Redfern Gallery, London
1948 Redfern Gallery, London
1959 Redfern Gallery, London
1966 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
1972 Mercury Gallery, London
1979 Blond Fine Art, London
1981 Mercury Gallery, London
1983 Parkin Gallery, London

Selected group exhibitions

1924 Heals Art Gallery, London
1927 Beaux Arts Gallery, London
1930 Galerie Georges Berheim, Paris
1935 Mayor Gallery, London
1937 Redfern Gallery, London
1940 National Gallery, London
1950 Bournemouth Arts Society
1956 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
1968 Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
1974 Scottish Arts Council
1980 Hayward Gallery, London
1987 Scottish Arts Council
1989 Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan

Selected collections

Aberdeen Art Gallery
Arts Council of Great Britain
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
Leeds City Art Gallery
Musée des Beaux Arts, Quimper
Philipps Collection, Washington D.C.
Scottish National Gallery
Southampton Art Gallery
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

Selected Publications

Newton, E. (introduction), 'Christopher Wood 1901- 1930', London: Redfern Gallery, 1938
Newton, E., 'Christopher Wood: His Life and Work', London: Redfern Gallery, 1959
Clough, P., 'Paintings and Drawings by Christopher Wood', Cambridge: Kettle's Yard Gallery, 1974
Mason, W. (introduction), 'Christopher Wood', London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1979
Ingleby, R., 'Christopher Wood: An English Painter', London: Allison & Busby, 1995
Cariou, A., 'Christopher Wood: a painter between two Cornwalls', London: Tate Gallery Publishing, 1997
Button, V., 'Christopher Wood', London: Tate, 2003
Goodchild, A. (ed.), 'Dear Winifred: Letters to Winifred and Ben Nicholson', Bristol: Sansom & Company, 2013