‘…I owe a lot to my father – especially his poetic ideal and his still-life theme. That didn’t come from Cubism as some people think, but from my father – not only from what he did as a painter, but from the beautiful striped and spotted jugs and mugs and goblets…. which he collected. Having those things throughout the house was an unforgettable early experience for me’.
Ben Nicholson, William; Sunday Times, 26th April 1963