Much of Heron’s work was created on a grand scale with oil paint and canvas. This bold abstract work is over two metres wide.
Dark Purple and Ceruleum : May 1965
152.4 × 213.4 cm
Oil paint on canvas
Date of work
Original: Oil paint on canvas Private collection © Estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018 Photo: Courtesy the Estate of Patrick Heron
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.