Soaring Flight. Peter Lanyon’s Gliding Paintings

15 Oct 2015 – 17 Jan 2016

The Courtauld Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Charing Cross/Temple/Holborn
  • Waterloo/Charing Cross

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This major exhibition explores a remarkable and unprecedented series of paintings by Peter Lanyon, one of Britain’s most important and original Post-War artists.


Lanyon (1918-64) sought to create a new vision of landscape painting for the modern era that could express both sensory experience and a profound understanding of our fragile existence within the world. During the 1950s, he produced radical, near-abstract paintings of the tough coastal landscape of his native West Cornwall inspired by his experience of gliding, this series will be showcased in a major retrospective at The Courtauld this autumn.

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Peter Lanyon


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