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Adrian Heath Artist Biography  British, 1920-1992

Adrian Heath is 20th century British abstract and semi-abstract painter.

Adrian Hear was born in Burma in 1920. He studied art under Stanhope Forbed at Newlyn in 1938 followed by the Slade School, London in 1939 and 1945-47 under Schwabe.

As a prisoner of war Adrian Heath met and taught Terry Frost and also met Ben Nicholson during his visits to St Ives.

Adrian Heath held his first solo exhibition at the Museé de Beaux-Arts, Carcassonne in 1948, and from 1953 Heath showed at the Redfern Gallery, London.

His painting moved from abstraction to semi-abstraction and developed a style which retained memories of nature and combined the abstract with the experience of the motif. His drawings from nature and the figure became sources for painterly invention.

Public collections include:
Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
British Museum, London
Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Contemporary Art Society, London
Goteborgs Konstmuseum, Goteborg, Germany
Hirschhorn Museum, Washington D.C., USA
King George VI Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Peter Stuyvesant Foundation
Southampton City Art Gallery
Tate, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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