John Christopher Wood

John Christopher Wood (7 April 1901 – 21 August 1930), often called Kit, was an English painter.

Wood studied architecture at Liverpool University, where he met Augustus John, who encouraged him to be a painter. He trained to be a painter in Paris, where he met Picasso and Diaghilev, and he travelled around Europe and north Africa between 1922 and 1924. He met Ben Nicholson in 1926; Nicholson's dedication to his work had a great influence and Wood subsequently exhibited with him. Like Nicholson, he admired Alfred Wallis. He painted coastal scenes, and his finest works are considered to be those painted in Britanny. Addicted to opium, he fell under a train in 1930, either by accident or design.