The title of this work refers to the home of Heron’s great friend and contemporary Peter Lanyon. Both artists were principal figures of the St Ives School, a group of artists associated with the Cornish town and the development of abstract and modern British art from the 1940s to the 1960s.
[Little Parc Owles from the Garden] : October – December 1946
50.8 × 76.2 cm
Oil paint on canvas
Date of work
Patrick Heron (1920-1999) is widely recognised as one of the most innovative figures in twentieth-century British art. He worked as a painter, critic and polemicist throughout his life and played a major role in the development of post-war abstract art.