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ISOBEL HEATH (1909 - 1989)

The Sun


ISOBEL HEATH (1909 - 1989)

The Sun


H  34.50cm (13.58 in)  |  W  46.00cm (18.11 in)

Origin British, c. 1955

The Artist

Isobel Heath was a painter & poet who was associated with St Ives, Cornwall, for some fifty years. She studied at Atelier Colarossi, Paris, and with Leonard Fuller in St Ives.
During World War II she worked as an artist with the Ministry of Information.
She exhibited with the RSA, RcamA, ROI, RI and was a member of the St Ives Society of Artists. In 1949 she was founder-member of the breakaway Penwith Society of Arts.
Heath had a romantic obsession with the Cornish landscape and would drive onto the moors, where she would work and sleep for days at a time, painting at night with the aid of a tin miner’s hat and lamp. Expressionist abstraction was a strong feature of Heath’s pictures, featured in a show at Tadema Gallery, 1990. She was also noted for her portraits. Her books included Passing Thoughts, 1971; Love, 1973; and Reflections, 1978.

The Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945 David Buckman, 1998, p.561

Price Code

Ref No   901