Patrick Heron: Painter as Critic
Artist(s): Patrick Heron
Author(s): Mel Gooding
Year published: 1998
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 236
Illustrations: some b&w illustrations
Patrick Heron is one of that select band of first-rank artists who are also major critics. A champion of his own generation of British painters, he defined with remarkable precision the distinctive qualities of many of his contemporaries and played a crucial role in the establishment of their reputations here and in the USA.
This new selection makes once more available a range of Heron’s writings, reprinting early critical articles, hitherto uncollected pieces from Arts (NY), for which he was London Correspondent from 1955 to 1958, and major essays on British and French drawing and painting. It also features selections from his texts on his own painting.