Adrian Heath 1920-1992

Artist biography

Adrian HEATH b. 1920

Abstract painter, at first influenced by Victor Pasmore's Euston Road style. Born 23 June 1920 in Burma. Studied at Newlyn School of Art under Stanhope Forbes 1938 and at the Slade School in Oxford 1939. Joined the R.A.F. 1940; prisoner of war in Germany 1942–5. Returned to the Slade 1945–7. Exhibited at the London Group from 1949 when he showed his first abstract works. First one-man exhibition at the Redfern Gallery 1953. Visiting lecturer, Bath Academy, Corsham. Chairman of the A.I.A. since 1955. Author of Abstract Art, its Origin and Meaning 1953.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I