John Craxton: A Modern Odyssey

A new book John Craxton: A Modern Odyssey has been published to celebrate exhibitions at Pallant House Gallery and Chichester Cathedral – with contributions from David Attenborough, Ian Collins, Tacita Dean, David Mellor, Simon Martin, Miriam O’Connor Perks, Hilary Spurling and Edmund White. The beautifully illustrated volume is available in the gallery and bookshops at £30. 144 pages with 110 illustrations. Click here to order

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John Craxton: A Life of Gifts by Ian Collins

Uplifting and engaging, this story recounts the life and career of a rebellious 20th-century British artist Born into a large, musical, and bohemian family in London, the British artist John Craxton (1922–2009) has been described as a Neo-Romantic, but he called himself a “kind of Arcadian”. His early art was influenced by Blake, Palmer, Miró, and Picasso. After achieving a dream of moving to Greece, his work evolved as a personal response to Byzantine mosaics, El Greco, and the art of Greek life. This book

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Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor

Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor

The catalogue to accompany an exhibition first held in Cyprus at the A G Leventis Gallery in 2017 which then moved to the Benaki Museum in Athens. The exhibition ran at the British Museum from March to July 2018. John Sandoe Bookshop in London sells the book for £45. It can also be ordered from the AG Leventis Gallery in Cyprus for 30 euros plus postage.

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Colour illustrated book cover of John Craxton by Ian Collins

John Craxton by Ian Collins

This is the first full-scale monograph on John Craxton (1922-2009), a key figure in post-war painting who authorised this publication shortly before his death. Ian Collins’s engaging text is informed by his many conversations with the artist, who was also a celebrated wit and story-teller, and is supported by more than 200 reproductions of life-affirming paintings and drawings. The monograph has an introduction by Sir David Attenborough, who was a friend of John Craxton and spoke at his memorial service. Sir David also presented a

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John Craxton: A Modern Odyssey

A new book John Craxton: A Modern Odyssey has been published to celebrate exhibitions at Pallant House Gallery and Chichester Cathedral – with contributions from David Attenborough, Ian Collins, Tacita Dean, David Mellor, Simon Martin, Miriam O’Connor Perks, Hilary Spurling and Edmund White. The beautifully illustrated volume is available in the gallery and bookshops at £30. 144 pages with 110 illustrations. Click here to order

Read More »

John Craxton: A Life of Gifts by Ian Collins

Uplifting and engaging, this story recounts the life and career of a rebellious 20th-century British artist Born into a large, musical, and bohemian family in London, the British artist John Craxton (1922–2009) has been described as a Neo-Romantic, but he called himself a “kind of Arcadian”. His early art was influenced by Blake, Palmer, Miró, and Picasso. After achieving a dream of moving to Greece, his work evolved as a personal response to Byzantine mosaics, El Greco, and the art of Greek life. This book

Read More »
Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor

Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor

The catalogue to accompany an exhibition first held in Cyprus at the A G Leventis Gallery in 2017 which then moved to the Benaki Museum in Athens. The exhibition ran at the British Museum from March to July 2018. John Sandoe Bookshop in London sells the book for £45. It can also be ordered from the AG Leventis Gallery in Cyprus for 30 euros plus postage.

Read More »
Colour illustrated book cover of John Craxton by Ian Collins

John Craxton by Ian Collins

This is the first full-scale monograph on John Craxton (1922-2009), a key figure in post-war painting who authorised this publication shortly before his death. Ian Collins’s engaging text is informed by his many conversations with the artist, who was also a celebrated wit and story-teller, and is supported by more than 200 reproductions of life-affirming paintings and drawings. The monograph has an introduction by Sir David Attenborough, who was a friend of John Craxton and spoke at his memorial service. Sir David also presented a

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