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Patrick Heron    (British, 1920-1999)

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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

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
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

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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