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Peter Lanyon (1918-1964) VIEW BIOGRAPHY CLOSE BIOGRAPHY

Painter of landscape abstraction in oils, gouache and watercolours; constructivist, muralist and potter. Born in St Ives, Cornwall, he took lessons from Borlase Smart in 1936, and attended the Penzance School of Art in 1937. He met Adrian Stokes in 1937 and in 1938 spent four months at the Euston Road School. I 1939 he met Nicholson, Hepworth and Gabo and received tuition from Nicholson. In the 1940s and 1950s he visited Italy and America and held his first solo exhibition in London at the Lefevre Gallery in 1949. He subsequently showed regularly in London galleries (including Gimpel Fils), in America from 1953, in the provinces and internationally in group exhibitions. Member of the Crypt Group 1946-7, founder member of the Penwith Society 1949-50, and Member in 1953, and Chairma...

Cornish Landscape - Peter Lanyon

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