Biography

1918 Born in Frankfurt-am-Main
1933 Flees Nazi rule - is sent to Netherlands, and then to Canford School, Dorset
1936-39 Studies at Slade School of Art, London - fellow students include Patrick Heron and Adrian Heath
1940-41 Interned on the Isle of Man, then in Canada
1941-45 Returns to England and teaches art Eastbourne college
1945 Marries the painter June Miles, with whom he has three children
1946 Begins teaching at the West of England College of Art, Bristol (is made Head of Painting in 1960)
1953 Moves to Kerris, Cornwall, and begins teaching at the St Ives summer school
First solo show, at the Redfern Gallery, London - reviewed by Patrick Heron in 'New Statesman'
1956 Teaches at the St Ives summer school initiated by Peter Lanyon and Terry Frost
1957 Selected for the British Council touring exhibition 'British Abstract Painting'
1961 Solo show the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; group shows include 'British Paintings in the 1960s' at the Tate Gallery
1964 Group show at Arnolfini Gallery with his friends Peter Lanyon, Roger Hilton and Alan Davie
1970 Marries the painter Catharine Armitage with whom he has twin sons
1975 Takes over Bryan Wynter's studio near Paul
1995 Retrospective at Tate St Ives
2005 Second retrospective at Tate St Ives

Selected solo exhibitions

1953, '54, '56, '57 Redfern Gallery, London
1954, '58 Obelisk Gallery, Washington DC
1961 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1962 Grosvenor Gallery, London
1966 Balliol College, Oxford
1968 Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh
1972 St Katherine's Gallery, St Andrews University
1975 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1977 Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives
1981-82 Crawford Centre for the Arts, University of St Andrews (Scottish Arts Council touring exhibition)
1982 Fayetteville Museum of Art, North Carolina
1983 Penwith Gallery, St Ives
1985 Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC
1986 Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong
1987 Galerie 20, Paris
1990 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
1993 Redfern Gallery, London
1995 Tate St Ives
1999 Redfern Gallery, London
2002 Redfern Gallery, London
2005 Tate St Ives
2007 Redfern Gallery, London
2010 Redfern Gallery, London
2011 Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
2013 Redfern Gallery, London
2017 Jerwood Gallery, Hastings
2017 Redfern Gallery, London

Selected group exhibitions

1949 Bristol City Art Gallery, 'Young Contemporaries'
1950 Bristol City Art Gallery, 'Five Contemporary Painters: Wynter, Treffgarne, Ryan, Heron, Feiler'
1952 Bryanston Summer School, Dorset, 'Wynter, Scott, Lanyon, Feiler'
AIA, New Burlington Galleries, London, 'The Mirror and the Square'
1953 'West Country Landscapes' (Arts Council of Great Britain touring exhibition of UK and Germany)
ICA, London, 'The Unknown Political Prisoner'
Tate Gallery, London, 'Figures in their Setting'
Redfern Gallery, London, 'Coronation Exhibition'
1954 'Recent British Painting' (Arts Council of Great Britain touring exhibition)
Rowland, Browse & Delbanco, London, 'Parallels in Modern Painting'
David Hendricks Gallery, Dublin, 'Nine English Painters'
Tate Gallery, London, 'The Seasons'
Octagon Gallery, Bath, 'Bryan Wynter, Peter Potworowski, Peter Lanyon, Paul Feiler'
1956 Institute of Contemporary Art, London, 'Statements – A Review of British Abstract Art'
Parsons Gallery, London, 'Aspects of Contemporary English Painting'
1957 'British Abstract Painting' (British Council touring exhibition to Paris, Milan, Montreal, Melbourne and Sydney)
Redfern Gallery, London, 'Metavisual, Tachiste, and Abstract Painting in England Today'
O’Hana Gallery, London, 'Dimensions: British Abstract Art 1948–57'
1958 Redfern Gallery, London, 'British Abstract Painting' (touring to Liege, Johannesburg, Capetown and Auckland)
1959 Cleveland Museum of Art, 'Present Day Painting'
Tate Gallery, London, 'The Religious Theme'
'Fifty Years of British Painting' (Contemporary Art Society; touring to Peking and Shanghai)
1960 'Contemporary British Landscapes' (Arts Council of Great Britain touring exhibition)
1961-62 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 'John Moores'
Tate Gallery, London, 'British Painting in the 1960s'
1964 Arnolfini Art Gallery, Bristol, 'Lanyon, Hilton, Feiler, Davie'
1972 Archer Gallery, London, '2 by 7'
1977 New Art Centre, London, 'Cornwall 1945–77'
1985 Tate Gallery, London, 'St Ives 1939–64: Twenty-five Years of Painting, Sculpture and Pottery'
1989 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London 'Post-War British Abstract Art'
2014 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 'The Power of the Sea: Making Waves in British Art 1790–2014'
2015 Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 'St Ives and British Modernism: the George and Ann Dannatt Collection'

Selected collections

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London
Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Birmingham Museums Trust
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
British Library, London
British Museum, London
British Council Collection, London
Cornwall Council Art Collection
Dunedin Art Gallery, New Zealand
Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
Hamilton Art Gallery, Canada
The Hepworth Wakefield
Jerwood Collection
Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge
Leeds Museums & Galleries
Manchester Art Gallery
Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
Museums Sheffield
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, DC
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Tate
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
Toronto Art Gallery, Canada
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Ulster Museum, Belfast
University of Warwick
Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool
The Whitworth, University of Manchester

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