The group is ‘Les Nabis’ (anagram of ALBINESS (18)). Its members were VALLOTTON, DENIS, ROUSSEL, RANSON, SÉRUSIER, BONNARD and VUILLARD. The seminal work was THE TALISMAN (appearing diagonally from row thirteen). THE TALISMAN was to be shaded.
First prize Peter Tanner, Hertford
Runners-up Michael Knox, Beaconsfield, Bucks; Bill Stewart, Leicester