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Adrian Heath (1920–1992)

Newnham College, University of Cambridge

(b Matmyo, Burma, 23 June 1920; d Montmiral, France, 15 Sept. 1992). British abstract painter. In 1949 and 1951 he visited St Ives, where he met Ben Nicholson, and he formed a link between the St Ives School and London-based Constructivists such as Victor Pasmore and Kenneth and Mary Martin, with whom he was also associated. During the early 1950s he was an important figure in promoting abstract art.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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