Peter Lanyon

Peter Lanyon (1918-1964)

was an important painter in oil of landscape and figure subjects, tending towards abstraction; also a printmaker and maker of constructions and collage. He was born in St. Ives, Cornwall. Studied at Penzance Art School 1936-37 and at the Euston Road School in London under Coldstream, Pasmore and Rogers 1938. Subsequently received instruction from Ben Nicholson. During the 1939-45 war he served with the RAF in Italy and the Middle East. His first solo show was held in London in 1949 at the Lefevre Gallery and his first show in New York was in 1957. Lanyon was a member of Crypt Group 1949, Penwith Society 1949, Newlyn Society of Artists 1963 and taught at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham 1950-57. Peter Lanyon’s work is represented in many public collections at home and abroad, including the Tate Gallery, the Arts Council, the British Council, The Fitzwilliam Museum and the Government Art Collection. He lived at Carbis Bay, St. Ives and died in Somerset following a gliding accident.

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