Ben Nicholson

1894 - 1982 / English

In early 1947, Nicholson wrote to Zika Ascher expressing interest in designing an Ascher Square. At the time he was married to the sculptor Barbara Hepworth who had already created her own design for the project. Both were close friends with Henry Moore and central members of the British avant-garde. The collaboration almost did not take place due to Nicholson’s request for a larger fee than his wife received, however he eventually relented despite claiming that the fee was “pre-war”.

Zao Wou-Ki Alexander Calder