Collection: Henry Cliffe

Henry Cliffe was a painter, printmaker and teacher, born in Scarborough, Yorkshire. In 1946 he enrolled as a student at the Bath Academy of Art.
He was later invited to join the staff and became an influential teacher there alongside William Scott, Peter Lanyon, Terry Frost, Bryan Winter, Howard Hodgkin and Adrian Heath.

In the decades after the war Cliffe was hardly less well known than his Corsham colleagues. He was chosen for the British Pavilion at the 1954 Venice Biennale with Ben Nicholson, Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud. He returned there in 1960 in the company of Pasmore and Paolozzi.