BSA Lecture - John Craxton: A life of gifts

10/05/18, 18:00 - 20:30

British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

This event is organised by the British School at Athens


Artist and adventurer John Craxton (1922-2009) said that life was more important than art – while pouring his sociable existence into ravishing and exhilarating pictures. When finally escaping to Greece after the war he never looked back – celebrating the light, landscapes, heat, food and the people of his adopted homeland in glittering colourist paintings which reworked Cubism and paid homage to both Greek mythology and Byzantine art.


Speaker:
Ian Collins Friend and biographer of John Craxton


£15 (voluntary donation)


Register by emailing Kate Smith: bsa@britac.ac.uk or call
020 7969 5315


 


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