Chronologie

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

Expositions

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

Publications

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