Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Craigie Aitchison 1926 - 2009


Craigie Aitchison was a visiting lecturer when I was at Chelsea School of Art. He was always very quiet, gentle and disarming. Like his paintings he gave a sense of being delicate but this belied a strength. Frequently he was accompanied by his Bedlington terrier and the most beautiful models. His work was clear, distinctive and poetic.

Crucifixion 9 1987 courtesy of Tate

Guardian obit with pictures!

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