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JOHN CRAXTON (English / 1922-2009)

The Neo-Romantic painter and printmaker John Craxton was born in London. Before WWII he studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris; in London he attended Westminster School of Art, the Central School of Art, and Goldsmith's College (where he was later to teach). His art was influenced by that of Graham Sutherland, with whom he toured Wales in 1943. In John Craxton's extraordinary 1944 set of lithographs The Poet's Eye, the influences of Sutherland, Samuel Palmer, and Surrealism seamlessly merge. From 1970 Craxton divided his time between Crete and London. John Craxton was elected to the Royal Academy in 1993.

See also:

EDWARD BAWDEN
ROBERT COLQUHOUN
JOHN PIPER
GRAHAM SUTHERLAND
JOHN MINTON

Selected prints by JOHN CRAXTON

The Poet's Eye XV, 1944
Lithograph
The Poet's Eye VII, 1944
Lithograph
The Poet's Eye V, 1944
Lithograph •SOLD

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