Roger Nicholson was a painter, textile designer, graphic artist and interior designer in Post War Britain. He played a great part in the Festival of Britain, designing interiors with his brother Robert and producing a number of textiles. He went onto illustrate several books and produce wallpaper designs before turning back to painting.

His colour use was sparse, using monochromes with a dominant feature colour, primarily for the background and highlights. His work is very recognisable of the Post War era and synonymous with British design. His mark making looks like woodblock or lino cuts. His paintings however are brightly coloured and use sweeps of colour, a rather different style.