John Craxton

Man in a Garden

About this artwork

A contemporary and friend of Graham Sutherland, Craxton shared a studio with Lucien Freud between 1942 and 1944. His early work consisted of neo-romantic landscapes, but after travelling in Europe, his work became more structured, reflecting his interest in Cubism. In this work on paper, the brooding face of the man and the menacing plant forms bring a psychological intensity to this scene. This marks a departure from his earlier works which were inspired by Samuel Palmer and William Blake.

  • title:
    Man in a Garden
  • accession number:
    GMA 3307
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  • materials:
    Pen and wash on paper
  • date created:
    Dated 1942
  • measurements:
    44.40 x 54.50 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1987
  • copyright:
    © Estate of John Craxton. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018.

John Craxton

John Craxton