Craigie Aitchison: A life in colour (hardback)

Craigie Aitchison: A life in colour (hardback)


This fully colour illustrated hardback book is an extensive study of the life and work of Scottish artist Craigie Aitchison (1926-2009) is the first book to cover the entire oeuvre of a painter whose distinctive and powerfully evocative style has earned him widespread public and critical acclaim.

John Ronald Craigie Aitchison  (13 January 1926 – 21 December 2009) was a Scottish painter. He was best known for his many paintings of the Crucifixion, Italian landscapes, and portraits. His simple style with bright, childlike colours defied description, and was compared to the Scottish Colourists

Award-winning writer Cate Haste draws for the first time on family archives, letters, published interviews with the painter, and new interviews with those who knew Aitchison to explore the relationship of his life to his work, the influences which shaped his visual imagination, the emergence of his distinctive themes, and the development of his painting style.

  • Size 27 x 22.8 cm
  • Format Hardback
  • Page count 240 printed pages
  • Illustrations 190 colour /15 black and white
  • Publisher Lund Humphries
  • ISBN 1848221291
  • Authors Cate Haste

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