Tin Olive Oil Can

John Craxton (1922 - 2009)

Oil on board

1955

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Greece
    City: Athens
    Place: British Embassy
  • 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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    Subjects
    still life, foliage, plant, can
    Materials & Techniques
    board, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Tin Olive Oil Can
    Date
    1955
    Medium
    Oil on board
    Dimensions
    height: 42.00 cm, width: 47.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, December 1956
    Inscription
    br: .Craxton 55.
    Provenance
    Consigned by the artist to Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in December 1956
    GAC number
    3659