Craigie Aitchison (1926-2009)
Craigie Aitchison’s work is best known for his use of intense, pure colour to describe form in extremely spare compositions. Aitchison’s subject matter often features religious themes, especially crucifixions; landscapes, portraits and still-lifes.
Scottish born, Aitchison first studied law before changing career to attend the Slade School of Art in 1952 and was later awarded a scholarship by the British Arts Council to study in Italy. His first solo exhibition was held in London in 1959 and he went on to be elected as a Royal Academian in 1988.