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The Blue Check Tablecloth : 1948
© the estate of Patrick Heron. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo credit: Nuffield College, University of Oxford

The Blue Check Tablecloth : 1948 1948

Patrick Heron (1920–1999)

Nuffield College, University of Oxford

(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)


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