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Peter Lanyon

 (1918 - 1964)
Peter Lanyon was active/lived in New Jersey, Texas / England.  Peter Lanyon is known for abstract landscapes, constructions, pottery, collage.

Peter Lanyon

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(George) Peter Lanyon (8 February 1918 - 31 August 1964) was a Cornish painter of landscapes leaning heavily towards abstraction*.  He also made constructions*, pottery and collage*.

Lanyon was born in St Ives, Cornwall, the only son of W H Lanyon, an amateur photographer and musician.  He was educated at St Erbyn's School, Penzance and Clifton College.  St Ives remained his base, and he received after-school painting lessons from Borlase Smart.  In 1937 he met Adrian Stokes, who is thought to have introduced him to contemporary painting and sculpture and who advised him to go to the Euston Road School, where he studied for four months under Victor Pasmore.

In 1936-37 he also attended Penzance School of Ar  ...  Displaying 750 of 5179 characters.

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About  Peter Lanyon

Born:  1918 - St. Ives, Cornwall
Died:   1964 - Taunton, England
Known for:  abstract landscapes, constructions, pottery, collage