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Patrick Hayman (1915-1988)

Biography of the artist Patrick Hayman (1915-1988)

Patrick Hayman (1915-1988) was born in London and studied in Malvern. He spent his formative years living in New Zealand between 1936 and 1947, where he was closely involved with the foremost young artists of the time, centred around Colon McCahon, developing New Zealand's first indigenous modernism. He taught at the Art School in Dunedin.

A daughter, Christina, was born in 1942 and she went on to world renown as an artist, film maker and poet.

Hayman returned to England in March 1947, settling in St Ives. He and his wife lived there until 1965, returning to Barnes in London, where they lived the remainder of their lives.

Hayman admired the work of Alfred Wallis, his own works having a childlike quality and being vivid, vigorous and direct.

"Patrick Hayman's work is intensely private... single-mindedly pursuing a personal mythology through numerous small paintings, drawings and constructions and poetry".

M Gooding. Patrick Hayman; Visionary Artist.

Hayman exhibited in 1988 at Painted Poems with the Louise Hallett Gallery and there were retrospectives at Camden Arts Centre in 1990 and the Belgrave Gallery in 2005.

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Lot FS20/512

Lot FS20/512: Patrick Hayman [1915-1988] - Flight

Patrick Hayman [1915-1988] - Flight - signed Hayman bottom right also signed and inscribed with title on reverse oil on board 38 x 255cm.

Estimate: £600 - £800
Realised: £500

Lot FS18/434

Lot FS18/434: Patrick Hayman [1915-1988] - Still Life

Patrick Hayman [1915-1988] - Still life signed Hayman bottom right oil on board, 36.5 x 27cm, verso Still life with Flowers, signed and dated Patrick Hayman 1946/NZ and further inscribed Wellington New Zealand bottom right.

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £820