Landscape with Fallen Branches

John Craxton (1922 - 2009)

Gouache on paper

1942

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  • About the artist
    John Craxton was born in London, the son of composer Harold Craxton. He studied in Paris during 1939, but the war meant he completed his studies in London, at Westminster and Central Schools of Art. From 1941-1942, having been rejected for military service, he attended Goldsmiths College, before touring Pembrokeshire with Graham Sutherland in 1943. His first solo exhibition was in London in 1942. Craxton visited Greece for the first time in 1946 and travelled around the Cyclades and Dodecanese Islands. In 1948 he made his first visit to Crete, where he settled permanently in 1977, while retaining a studio in London. He has exhibited widely in both England and Greece. A major retrospective show was held at Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1967.
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  • Details
    Title
    Landscape with Fallen Branches
    Date
    1942
    Medium
    Gouache on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 39.50 cm, width: 53.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Kensington Art Gallery, March 1953
    Inscription
    none
    Provenance
    Collection of the artist; sold through 'Aid to Russia' exhibition, Hampstead, 1942; with Kensington Art Gallery, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in April 1953
    GAC number
    2113