(b Leeds, 30 Jan. 1920; d St Ives, 20 Mar. 1999). British painter, writer, and designer. His early paintings were influenced by Braque and Matisse, but in 1956 he turned to abstraction; in the same year he settled in Cornwall, becoming a member of the St Ives School. His abstracts were varied, including stripe paintings—vertical and horizontal—as well as looser formats with soft-edged shapes, but all his work is notable for its vibrant colour.
Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)