John Craxton ‘A Poetic Eye’: A life in art from Cranborne Chase to Crete

John Craxton working on Pastoral for P.W., 1948 Photograph by Felix Man

John Craxton working on Pastoral for P.W., 1948 Photograph by Felix Man

The Craxton exhibition has moved to Salisbury. Running until 7 May 2016, the exhibition is curated by Ian Collins, and explores the colourful life of artist John Craxton and his incredible emotional, physical and creative journey from Cranborne Chase to Crete.

From an early age Craxton lived with artists Cecil and Amy Waller near Farnham, a short walk from the Pitt-Rivers Museum, where he was inspired by art, archaeology and the landscape of Dorset. This exhibition shows his art as it changes from dark to light and as he moves across Europe to Crete, but the strength and importance of line in his work remains constant.

Location: The Salisbury Museum

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One thought on “John Craxton ‘A Poetic Eye’: A life in art from Cranborne Chase to Crete

  1. Paul Kelly

    Whatever happened to Craxton’s commissioned originals of P.L.F. book covers? Were they given to John Murray as a publishers copyright? Or to Paddy as gifts? I have often wondered.

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