The king of the English Abstract movement
Ben Nicholson (1894-1982) was the most famous of Britain's Abstract artists, known for his low-relief paintings using layered cardboard and minimalist colors (his most famous were just white).
Some works also recall Mondrian with their rectangles and wide lines of simple solid colors—inspired when Mondrian was briefly part of the artistic community centered around the Hampstead studuio of Nicholson's second wife, Abstract sculptor Barbara Hepworth, which also attracted the likes of Henry Moore, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and others.
Most of Nicholson's important works in Britain are in:
Selected works by Ben Nicholson in England
1934 (relief) by Ben Nicholson in the Tate Modern, London
June 1937 (painting) by Ben Nicholson in the Tate Modern, London
1934-6 (painting - still life) by Ben Nicholson in the Tate Modern, London
Painting 1937 (1937) by Ben Nicholson in the Courtauld Gallery, London