Peter Lanyon

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1918 -1964. English painter and sculptor. Lanyon's work is central to any assessment of St Ives painting, since he experienced at first hand the invigorating influence of Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo, when they moved to St Ives in 1939. After World War II he was actively involved with the Crypt group and the Penwith School of Art.