Patrick Heron  (British, 1920-1999) 

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Patrick Heron Biography
1920   Born on January 30th in Headingley, Leeds, Yorkshire
1935 - 1939   Works as designer for his father’s firm, Cresta Silks
1937 - 1939   Studied at the Slade School of Art
1944 - 1945   Assistant at Bernard Leach’s pottery, St Ives
1945   Moves to Holland Park, London
1944 - 1950   Works as designer for his father’s firm, Cresta Silks
1953 - 1956   Taught at the Central School of Art, London
1956   Moves to Eagles Nest, Zennor, Cornwall
1945 - 1958   Critic for New English Weekly, New Statesman and Nation and Arts (New York)
1958   Moves into Nicholson’s studio at Porthmeor, St Ives
1959   Winner of Grand Prize, in 2nd John Moores Exhibition
1965   Awarded Silver medal in the VIII Sao Paulo Bienal
1972   Retrospective at the Whitechapel Art Gallery
1977   Created CBE
1985   Retrospective at the Barbican Art Gallery
1998   Retrospective at Tate Britain
1999   Died in St Ives, 20 March
Selected Exhibitions
2008   The Effect Haim Steinbach, Waddington Galleries, London
2005   Patrick Heron: Gouaches from 1961 to 1996, Waddington Galleries, London
1998   Tate Gallery, London
1993   Inaugural Exhibition, Tate St Ives, Cornwall
1959 - 1987   Waddington Galleries, London
1985   Barbican Art Gallery, London
1985   St Ives 1939-64, Tate Gallery, London
1985   British Art in the Twentieth Century: The Modern Movement, Royal Academy, London
1979   Oriel Gallery, Cardiff
1977   British Painting 1952-1977, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1972 - 1973   Decade: Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Britain 1940-9, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, touring to Southampton, Durham, Carlisle, Manchester, Bradford and Aberdeen
1972   Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1968   Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
1965   São Paulo Bienal VIII, (Silver Medal) (exhibition toured South America in 1966)
1963   Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zürich
1962 - 1963   British Art Today, San Francisco Museum of Art, California, touring to Dallas and Santa Barbara
1960, 1962, 1965   Bertha Schaefer Gallery, New York
1959   John Moores Liverpool Exhibition II, Liverpool
1947 - 1958   Redfern Gallery, London
1954   British Painting and Sculpture 1954, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1953   Space in Colour, Hanover Gallery, London
1950   Aspects of British art, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Literature
2001   Patrick Heron, Fiona MacCarthy, Tate Gallery, London
1998   Patrick Heron, Tate Gallery, London
1994   Patrick Heron, Mel Gooding, Phaidon, London
1988   Patrick Heron, Vivien Knight, John Taylor/Lund Humphries, London

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