John Craxton

Ian Collins
John Craxton
Lund Humphries
Hard Cover
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‘John Craxton took some persuading to agree to this book, so what a shame he did not live to see this exceptionally handsome and finely crafted monograph.’ Country Life ‘This book, the first full, illustrated survey of Craxton’s work, is an outstanding memorial to an artist who was overlooked for long periods of his life.’ The Anglo-Hellenic Review ‘Collins is a meticulous chronicler, and his detailed account is enlivened by many interviews with the artist.’ ARLIS ‘This handsome and luxuriously illustrated volume is a delightful and affectionate tribute to a truly creative artist.’ Literary Review This is the first full-scale monograph on British artist John Craxton (1922- 2009), a key figure in post-war painting who authorised this publication shortly before his death. Ian Collins’s engaging text is informed by his many conversations with the artist, who was also a celebrated wit and story-teller, and is supported by more than 200 reproductions of life-affirming paintings and drawings. The book will be welcomed by art historians, collectors, curators and all those with an interest in the history of modern British art.