Patrick Heron

Joseph Grimond, 1st Baron Grimond, 1913 - 1993, Liberal statesman and theorist

About this artwork

'Jo' Grimond was the leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party from 1956 to 67 and represented Orkney and Shetland in the House of Commons for thirty-three years. After the Second World War, the Liberal Party was on the verge of extinction but Grimond reversed this decline, doubling the party's representation at Westminster and tripling their share of the vote. Grimond admired the work of Heron, a major abstract painter, and it was at his suggestion that the artist was chosen to undertake this commission for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. [Artist's title - PORTRAIT OF JO GRIMOND : 1986 : I]

Patrick Heron

Patrick Heron