John Northcote Nash was born in London in 1893. Although he had no formal art training, he became an influential landscape painter, one of the founding members of the London Group, and a member of the New English Art Club.
Nash worked in oil and watercolor, often depicting the rural landscape as modified by farming, railroads and other industries. In his later years, he taught at the Ruskin School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He passed away in 1977.