Celebrate the artist Patrick Heron (1920-99) in this retrospective exhibition, the first major show of his work for twenty years.
My main interest, in my painting, has always been in colour, space and light.
– Patrick Heron
One of the most significant and innovative figures in 20th century British art, Patrick Heron played a vital role in the development of post-war abstract painting. Spanning over 50 years of work (from 1943 to 1996), this exhibition explored the scope and ambitious scale of Heron’s painting, as well as his consistent attachment to the subject of colour.
Patrick Heron was curated by Andrew Wilson, Curator Modern and Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain and Sara Maston, Curator, Tate St Ives with Sarah Martin, Head of Exhibitions, Turner Contemporary.
With thanks to the Patrick Heron Exhibition Supporters Group: Waddington Custot alongside Austin Desmond Fine Art, Sotheby’s and The George Dannatt Trust.
Organised by Turner Contemporary in association with Tate St Ives.
Patrick Heron’s giant abstracts could make you swoon… painting that seems so absolutely right.
– Rachel Cooke, The Observer