Biography

1918 Born in Frankfurt-am-Main
1933 Fled to England from Nazi rule
1936-39 Studied at Slade School of Art
1947 Formative trip to Venice
1949 Visited Cornwall
1953 Moved to Kerris, Cornwall, and began teaching at the St Ives summer school
1957 Exhibited in the touring exhibition 'British Abstract Painting'
1961 Exhibited at the Tate Gallery, London, in 'British Paintings in the 1960s'
1969 Painted the first of his 'shrine' paintings
2005 Solo exhibition 'The Near and The Far' held at Tate St Ives
2008 Began his 'Square Reliefs'
2013 Died

Selected solo exhibitions

1953 Redfern Gallery, London
1954 Obelisk Gallery, Washington DC
Redfern Gallery
1956 Redfern Gallery
1957 Redfern Gallery
1958 Obelisk Gallery
1961 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1962 Grosvenor Gallery, London
1966 Balliol College, Oxford
1969 Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh
1972 Archer Gallery, London
1975 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1977 Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives
1981 Crawford Centre for the Arts, University of St Andrews (Scottish Arts Council exhibition toured to London, Southampton, Alpirsbach and Stuttgart)
1982 Fayetteville Museum of Art, North Carolina
1983 Penwith Gallery, St Ives
1987 Galerie 20, Paris
1993 Redfern Gallery
1995 Tate St Ives
1998 Redfern Gallery
1999 Redfern Gallery
2002 Redfern Gallery
2005 Tate St Ives
2007 Redfern Gallery
2010 Redfern Gallery
2011 Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
2014 Redfern Gallery

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 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)
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, 'The Unknown Political Prisoner'
Tate Gallery, London, 'Figures in their Setting'
Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 'British Contemporary Paintings'
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, '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'
1957 'British Abstract Painting' (British Council touring exhibition to Paris, Milan, Montreal, Melbourne and Sydney)
Redfern Gallery, London, 'Metavisual, Tachiste, Abstract: Painting in England Today'
O’Hana Gallery, London, 'Dimensions: British Abstract Art 1948–57'
1958 Redfern Gallery, London, 'British Abstract Painting' (and toured to Liege, Johannesburg, Capetown and Auckland)
1959 Cleveland Museum of Art, USA, 'Present Day Painting'
Tate Gallery, 'The Religious Theme'
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, 'Architect’s Choice'
'Fifty Years of British Painting' (Contemporary Art Society touring exhibition to Peking and Shanghai)
1960 'Contemporary British Landscapes' (Arts Council of Great Britain touring exhibition)
1961 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 'John Moores 3'
Tate Gallery and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 'British Painting in the 1960s'
1964 Arnolfini Art Gallery, Bristol, 'Lanyon, Hilton, Feiler, Davie'
1972 Archer Gallery, London, 'Two by Seven'
1977 New Art Centre, London, 'Cornwall 1945–77'
1985 Tate Gallery, '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'

Collection

Albertina, Vienna
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
British Library, London
Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery
Contemporary Art Society, London
Government Art Collection, London
Graves Art Gallery Sheffield
Jerwood Collection, Hastings
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Leeds City Art Gallery
Manchester City Art Gallery
Tate Gallery, London
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
Toronto Art Gallery
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, DC
Wellington Museum (New Zealand)
Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester