19 facts about Patrick Heron

By Gwylym Owen

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Patrick Heron CBE (30 January 1920 – 20 March 1999) was a British abstract and symbolic artist, critic, writer, and polemicist, who lived in Zennor, Cornwall.

Heron was recognised as one of the leading painters of his generation. Influenced by Cézanne, Matisse, Braque and Bonnard, Heron made a significant contribution to the dissemination of modernist ideas of painting through his critical writing and primarily his art.

Heron’s artworks are most noted for his exploration and use of colour and light. He is known for both his in the future figurative fake and non-figurative works, which exceeding the years looked to explore additional the idea of making whatever areas of the painting of equal importance. His do its stuff was exhibited widely throughout his career and even if he wrote regularly at the forefront in his career, notably for New Statesman and Arts New York, this continued periodically in forward-thinking years.

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