Carpet Wallhanging

V'Soskie Joyce Workshop
Patrick Heron (1920 - 1999)

Hand-knotted wool

1981

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  • About the work
  • About the artist
    Patrick Heron was born in Leeds and studied at the Slade School of Art in London from 1937-39. During the 2nd World War he was an assistant at the Bernard Leach pottery in St Ives, where he met Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth. From 1953-56 he taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. Until 1955 he worked in a figurative style derived from Matisse, painting still life and interiors with bright colours and complex spatial relationships. His conversion to pure abstraction in 1956 coincided with his move to Eagle’s Nest, Zennor, near St Ives, where he lived and worked until his death. Heron was created CBE in 1977 and was a trustee of the Tate from 1980-87. A major retrospective of his work was held at the Tate in1998.
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    Materials & Techniques
    wool, wool tapestry, hand-knotted
  • Details
    Title
    Carpet Wallhanging
    Date
    1981
    Medium
    Hand-knotted wool
    Dimensions
    height: 152.50 cm, width: 228.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Anne Berthoud Gallery, July 1984
    GAC number
    16298