Although predominantly known for abstract oil paintings such as this work, Heron’s creative career began during his teenage years in Welwyn Gaden City where he created fabric designs for his fathers company Cresta Silks.
Big Complex Diagonal with Emerald and Reds : March 1972 – September 1974
208.3 × 335.3 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.