Referred to as 'the most entertaining show of the year', Nicholson is the subject of a landmark exhibition at the Royal Academy, London, from 30 October 2004.
In regards to the exhibition, Guardian journalist and historian Kathryn Hughes states:
In fact, as the RA's exhibition shows, William Nicholson's art was far more knowing and engaged than has previously been appreciated. If Nicholson only touched lightly on those fractures and stresses that other painters would work up into a whole programme or philosophy, it did not mean he hadn't noticed them or failed to understand their importance. It was simply that he had chosen another way. Read full article here.