In this work Heron utilised his paintbrush as a pencil to create detailed outlines before filling in the shapes with vivid colour.
Christmas Eve : 1951
182.9 × 304.8 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.