Adrian Heath

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Adrian Heath (1920–1992) was a 20th century British painter.

Heath was born in Burma and attended Bryanston School in Dorset, southern England. In 1938, he studied art under Stanhope Forbes at Newlyn. In 1939 and 1945–47, he attended the Slade School of Art. During World War II, he was a prisoner of war and as a prisoner he met and taught Terry Frost.

In 1949 and 1951, he visited St Ives, where he met Ben Nicholson. In the early 1950s, he was associated with Victor Pasmore and Anthony Hill. He was also influenced by D'Arcy Thompson

He exhibited at the Musée Carcassone in 1948, and at the Redfern Gallery, London, from 1953, together with other galleries in London. His work is in the collections of the Tate Gallery and the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC.

Heath taught at Bath Academy of Art (1955–76) and the University of Reading (1980–85). He was artist in residence at the University of Sussex in 1969 and a senior fellow at the Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education (1977–80).

Adrian Heath painted abstract and semi-abstract pictures in oils and acrylic paints. He was also a collagist and constructivist

Adrian and his wife Corinne were also campaigners to preserve the character and heritage of Fitzrovia where they lived for many years. Adrian and Corinne were founder members of the campaign group The Charlotte Street Association who fight to increase social housing and preserve the character the area around Charlotte Street and in Fitzrovia.

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