Patrick Heron's abstract still life painting with fruit, vase and bowls. The attention to colour in this early still life by Heron reflects his enthusiasm for the work of Bonnard and Matisse. The ceramics depicted were produced by the Leach pottery, where Heron worked during the Second World War.
The Long Table with Fruit
45.7 x 91.4 cm
Oil on canvas
Date of work
Patrick Heron was a painter, formerly also a textile designer and writer on art. Born 1920 in Leeds, son of T.M. Heron, founder of Cresta Silks and Christian sociologist. Lived at St Ives 1925–30 then studied at the Slade School 1937–9. His painting was interrupted by the war, after which he settled in London and began to paint again. Heron turned to abstract art under the influence of American abstract painting 1956 and moved the same year to Zennor, Cornwall.