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Patrick Heron went to school in Cornwall for four years, where he was a classmate of Peter Lanyon, before moving to Welwyn Garden City, on the outskirts of London, where his father set up a successful clothes manufacturing business, Cresta Silks. After studying at the Slade, Heron returned regularly to Cornwall, before settling long-term at Eagle’s Nest, near Zennor, in 1956. He was already well acquainted with Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and the rest of the artistic community around St Ives, and was a passionate champion of abstract art in Britain through his position as critic for the New Statesman in the 1940s, and later for Arts magazine in New York.
oil on canvas
H 51.8 x W 61 cm