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Patrick Heron  1920-1999, UK

Rank (2014): 14726 – 

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Painting, Design

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United Kingdom 68
Portugal 4
Brazil 2

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Artist Rank
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  Austin/Desmond Fine Art, United Kingdom 9
  Waddington Custot Galleries, United Kingdom 7
  Osborne Samuel, United Kingdom 6
  Belgrave Gallery St Ives, United Kingdom 4
Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM -  Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal 3

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30.1.1920 Born in Headingley, Leeds, Yorkshire, Engl. (UK)

1925 - 1929 Lived near Newlyn, and in Lelant, Zennor and St Ives, Cornwall, before moving to Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, September 1929

1937 - 1939 Part-time student at Slade School of Fine Art, London

1940 - 1944 Agricultural labourer, Cambridge and Welwyn Garden City

1944 - 1945 Assistant at Bernard Leach’s pottery, St Ives

1945 - 1947 Art Critic for The New English Weekly
Annual visits to St Ives, until 1954

1945 - 1958 Critic for New English Weekly, New Statesman and Nation and Arts (New York)

1950 - 1954 Occasional reviews in Art News & Review

1953 - 1956 Taught at Central School of Arts and Crafts, London

1980 - 1987 Trustee of the Tate Gallery, London

1989 - 1990 Artist-in-Residence, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1990 - 1993 Two tapestries made from Sydney gouaches by Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne

1996 - 1998 ‘Big Painting Sculpture’, Stag Place, Victoria, commissioned by Land Securities in collaboration with Feary & Heron Architects

Awards 1959 Awarded Grand Prize (International Jury) in John Moores Liverpool Exhibition II, Walker Art Gallery

1965 Awarded Silver medal in the VIII Sao Paulo Bienal

1977 Awarded C.B.E.

Public Collections (British)
Aberdeen Art Gallery
Basildon Arts Trust
Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford
C.E.M.A., Belfast
National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland, Belfast
Birmingham City Art Gallery
Bristol City Art Gallery
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Eliot College, University of Kent, Canterbury
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Bishop Otter College, Chichester
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Exeter Art Gallery
Cornwall House, Exeter University
Harrogate Fine Art Collection
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
Leeds City Art Gallery
Leicestershire Education Committee, Leicester
Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Barclays Bank Collection, London
British Broadcasting Corporation, London
British Council, London
British Museum, London
BP Chemicals, London
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London
Chancery Securities plc, London
Contemporary Art Society, London
Deutsche Bank, London
Government Art Collection, London
National Portrait Gallery, London
Morgan Guaranty Trust Co., London
RIBA, London
Shell-Mex Limited, London
Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, London
Tate Gallery, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Granada Television, Manchester
Manchester City Art Gallery (Rutherston Collection)
Royal Bank of Scotland, Manchester
Hatton Art Gallery, Newcastle University
Norwich Castle Museum
Oldham Art Gallery
St John’s College, Oxford
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Merton College, Oxford
Methodist Church Collection, Oxford
New College, Oxford
Nuffield College, Oxford
Pembroke College, Oxford
Plymouth City Art Gallery
Southampton Art Gallery
University of Stirling
Cornwall Education Committee, Truro
Wakefield City Art Gallery
Bretton Hall, University of Leeds, Wakefield
National Education Archive, Bretton Hall, Wakefield
Arts Council of Wales
University of Warwick

Public Collections (International)
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Power Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sydney University
The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Alberta
London Art Gallery, Ontario
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Vancouver Art Gallery
University of Galway, Ireland
Marubeni (UK) plc, Japan
Ohnishi Museum, Kogawa Prefecture
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, Amsterdam
Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
Museum of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
First National Bank of Chicago, Illinois
Summit Capital Group LLC, Houston, Texas
Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts
The University of Oklahoma
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio

20.3.1999 Died in Zennor, Cornwall, England (UK)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 80  Please report missing Information

to top Solo shows   5

   Patrick Heron - - Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (closed, 2009)

Description and image  Patrick Heron - Gouaches from 1961 to 1996 - Waddington Custot Galleries, London

   Patrick Heron: Big Paintings 1994 - Camden Arts Centre, London

   Painting, Drawings & Gouaches - Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

   Patrick Heron - Whitechapel Art Gallery, London


to top Group shows   75

   Afteryears: Reflections on British Art 1946 – 1952 - The Gallery at Norwich University , Norwich
   Modern British & European Prints - The Art Stable, Kelly Ross Fine Art, Blandford, Dorset

   Hidden In Plain Sight - Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth
   Modern British & 20th Century Irish Paintings - Anthony Hepworth Fine Art Dealers Ltd., Bath, Somerset
   Modern Print Masters Stock - The Watermill, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
   Bath Society of Artists - The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Somerset
   Stock Exhibition - Waddington Custot Galleries, London

   Aspects Of Modern British Art 2012 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
   Modern British & St Ives - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
   20th Century British Art, Spring 2012 - Paisnel Gallery, London
   Abstraction Paintings and Works on Paper - Redfern Gallery, London
   Modern & Contemporary Art 2012 - Osborne Samuel, London

   20th Century British Art - Paisnel Gallery, London
   St. Ives Modernism - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
   Aspects of British Sculpture and Painting - Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwell
   Summer Exhibition 2011 - Agnew's Gallery, London
   New Images, New Techniques: Abstraction in British Screenprints circa 1970 - Thomas H. Bayly Building, Charlottesville, VA
   St. Ives Exhibition 2011 - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
   Stock Exhibition - Waddington Custot Galleries, London
   20/21 at Ceri Hand Gallery - - Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool (closed, 2014)
   Spring Collection: Modern & Contemporary Art - Osborne Samuel, London
   Stock Exhibition - Waddington Custot Galleries, London

   MMXMAS - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
   Old Master and Modern British Works - Agnew's Gallery, London
   Collection: Modern & Contemporary Art - Osborne Samuel, London
   Group Show - Waddington Custot Galleries, London
   Display - Artists of the St Ives school - Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria

   Group Show - Waddington Custot Galleries, London
   Hugh Stoneman - Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall
   Stanley William Hayter To Richard Hamilton: Post-war British Printmaking 1945-1979 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
   Post War British Art And Ceramics - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
   Group Show - Waddington Custot Galleries, London

Description and image  Modern and Contemporary Prints - Osborne Samuel, London
   Exacting Standards - Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwell

   Aspects of Modern British Art and recent ceramics by Jason Wason - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
   Spotlight on St Ives: From the Arts Council Collection - University Gallery and Baring Wing - Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
   a north light - cynosure - Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney, Scotland
   A Summer Exhibition Of Modern British & Contemporary Art - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
   Spotlight on St Ives - Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham Spa, Gloucestershire

   Aspects Summer Exhibition 2006 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
   The Modern British Artist As Printmaker 1919-2003 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
   Patrick Heron, Jonathan Lasker, Katie Pratt - John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
   Modernism in St Ives - Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall

Description Ingleby GalleryEDITION - Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland Send message
Description and image  20th CENTURY BRITISH ART - Osborne Samuel, London
   Elements of Abstraction: Space, Line and Interval in Modern British Art - Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
   St Ives to Newlyn 'Hard Edge to Contre-Jour' - Caroline Wiseman, London
   the Print Show - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

   Out of Place: Works from the Pier Arts Centre Collection, Orkney - Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
   DACS 20th Anniversary Exhibition - Mall Galleries, London
   The Pier Arts Centre Collection - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Description and image  English Prints from the Collection - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
   The Challenge of Post War Painting - James Hyman Fine Art, London
Description and image  Twentieth Century British Art - In association with Scolar Fine Art - Osborne Samuel, London

   Ex-press - Royal College of Art Galleries, London
Description and image  20th Century British Art 2003 - Scolar Fine Art, London
Description and image  Pier Arts Centre Collection - Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall

   Aspects Of Modern British And Irish Art 2002 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
   Artistas Britânicos - Trabalhos sobre Papel - Casa da Cerca - Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Almada
   British and American Art - Crane Kalman Gallery, London
   Twentieth Century British Printmaking. From William Nicholson To Howard Hodgkin - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London

   Gallery Editions - Kappatos Gallery, Athens

   Seven Print Projects from The Paragon Press - Gimpel Fils, London

  Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM -  Fundação Calouste GulbenkianLinhas de Sombra - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Send message

  Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM -  Fundação Calouste GulbenkianA Ilha Do Tesouro/Treasure Island - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Send message

  Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM -  Fundação Calouste GulbenkianDesenhos Britânicos Na Colecção Do Centro De Arte Moderna José De Azeredo Perdigão - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Send message

   From Here - Gallery Karsten Schubert, London

   Look Here Upon This Picture – And on This - - Cornerhouse, Manchester

   Britische Kunst Heute - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg

   Previews - Arnolfini, Bristol

   New Europeans - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

   Ten Years of English Landscape Painting: 1945-1955 - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London

   II Bienal Do Museu De Arte Moderna De São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo

   I Bienal de São Paulo 1951 - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo

   1950 Aspects of British Art - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London


 Dealer Directory  19


 Gertsev Gallery - Moscow, Moscow

United Kingdom

 Anthony Hepworth Fine Art Dealers Ltd., Bath, Somerset
 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
 Mark Barrow Fine Art, London
 Beaux Arts, London
 Jonathan Clark & Co, London
 Dominic Kemp, London
 Richard Green, London
 Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, London
 James Hyman Fine Art, London
 Gillian Jason Modern & Contemporary Art, London
 James Kinmont Fine Art, London
 Martin MacLeish Ltd, London
 Paisnel Gallery, London
 Waddington Custot Galleries, London
 Offer Waterman & Co, London
 William Weston Gallery, London
 Caroline Wiseman, London


 Gertsev Gallery - Atlanta, Atlanta, GA


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 The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, SA
 Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD
 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW


 Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC


 Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon
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South Africa

 Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria

United Kingdom

 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham
 National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
 Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
 NPG - National Portrait Gallery, London
 Tate Britain, London
 Tate Modern, London
 Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
 Portsmouth City Museum, Portsmouth
 Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
 The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
 Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton


 MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
 Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK


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