Born in 1920, Edgar Irving Nicholson is a listed South African painter,
known for his street scenes, landscapes, and figural works.
After service in World War II, he won a scholarship to
the Beckenham School of Art where he studied with Thomas Freeth and was
influenced by the French School of painting. He later studied at the Royal
College of London in England, the first South African to win admission in an
He exhibited at the RBA Gallery, the London Group, the
New English Art Club, and the Paris Salon. He returned to South Africa in
1951, and over the course of the next twenty-five years had more than 27
one-man exhibitions in various cities in his homeland.