John Craxton: Drawn from Darkness

ISBN: 9781838007638
Artist(s): John Craxton
Author(s): Gordon Samuel (Introduction)
Format: paperback
Year published: 2021
Publisher: Osborne Samuel
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 76
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout

Artist(s) Biographies:


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This current exhibition includes work from 1940 through the war years up until his departure for Greece in May 1946. These were the years of the dancer, the dreamer, the
shepherd in the landscape, the romantic ‘arcadian’ fields and woods recalling an image of Albion long gone, the vision of a contemporary Samuel Palmer. During these years his
close friendship with Lucian Freud flourished, both were supported by Peter Watson, a wealthy philanthropic polymath who returned to London from his home in Paris as war
approached and who was able to support many young artists during these difficult years.


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