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Peter Lanyon

(1918-1964), Painter and sculptor

(George) Peter Lanyon

Sitter in 6 portraits
Born in St Ives, Peter Lanyon trained at the Penzance School of Art, and briefly attended the Euston Road School. His work was highly influenced by Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and the Russian constructivist sculptor Naum Gabo, with whom he established a close friendship. During the 1950s he was a leading figure in the St Ives group of artists, establishing his international reputation with a solo exhibition in New York in 1957.

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