Adrian Heath(1920-1992), Artist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Born in Burma, Heath studied art under Stanhope Forbes at Newlyn, Cornwall. In 1939 and 1945-47, he attended the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Heath was a central figure in the development of post-war avant-garde art in Britain and his contemporaries included Terry Frost, Victor Pasmore and Anthony Hill. His essay Abstract Art: Its Origins and Meaning was published in 1953. Heath taught at Bath Academy of Art (1955-76) and the University of Reading (1980-85) and was a senior fellow at the Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education (1977-80).
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