David Nash

Photograph by Nicholas Sinclair

David Nash, OBE is a British sculptor and Land artist, well known for his use of wood in both temporary and permanent land-based works.

Born in Surrey in 1945, Nash studied at Kingston College of Art and Chelsea School of Art. From the late 1960s his work has been characterised by the use of natural materials and his exploration of natural processes. He is perhaps best-known for sculptures shaped from living trees. In recent years Nash has also cast some of his wood-works in bronze.

In 1999, Nash became a Royal Academician. He has had solo exhibitions across the world and his work is in many important collections including the Tate Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC and Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo.