Heron’s long association with Cornwall began during childhood when his family would visit the coastline. They lived there for a short time during Heron’s early years before moving to Welwyn Garden City.
St Ives Window with Sand Bar : 1952
91.4 × 45.7 cm
Oil paint on canvas
Date of work
Original: Oil paint on canvas UK Government Art Collection © Estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018 Photo: © Crown Copyright: UK Government Art Collection
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.