Patrick Heron CBE was born on 30 January 1920, Headingley, Leeds, England. Heron was a British abstract and figurative artist, writer, and polemicist, influenced by Cezanne, Matisse, Braque and Bonnard, Heron made a significant contribution to the dissemination of modernist ideas of painting through his critical writing and primarily his art. Heron's artworks are most n...oted for his exploration and use of colour and light. He is known for both his early figurative work and non-figurative works, which over the years looked to explore further the idea of making all areas of the painting of equal importance. His work was exhibited widely throughout his career and while he wrote regularly early in his career, notably for New Statesman and Arts New York this continued periodically in later years. He died on 20 March 1999 (aged 79) Zennor, Cornwall, England. His work is held in public collections nationally and internationally.