Heron, Patrick, 1920-1999

"The flavour of words is intensely anti-visual. Strictly speaking painting cannot be written about." ~ Patrick Heron

Patrick Heron CBE was a British abstract and figurative artist, critic, writer, and polemicist, who lived in Zennor, Cornwall.

Heron was recognised as one of the leading painters of his generation. Influenced by Cézanne, Matisse, Braque and Bonnard, Heron made a significant contribution to the dissemination of modernist ideas of painting through his critical writing and primarily his art.