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Craigie Aitchison (1926-2009), Artist

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Artist and printmaker, noted for his intense use of colour. Aitchison studied law at Edinburgh and London's Middle Temple before becoming an artist. He started painting in 1950 and went on to study at the Slade School of Art in London in 1952. Elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 1978, Aitchison won the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1994. Major retrospectives were held at the Serpentine Gallery (1981), Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow (1996) and the Royal Academy, London (2003). Aitchsion was awarded a CBE in 1999.

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Craigie Aitchison

by Craigie Aitchison
oil on canvas, circa late 1950s-early 1960s
On display at Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK in the exhibition 'Self'
NPG 6933


Craigie Aitchison

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
NPG x133282


Craigie Aitchison

by Steve Speller
digital R-type colour print from original transparency, April 1989
NPG x126756


Craigie Aitchison

by Jonathan Root
C-type colour print, 2003
NPG x133118


Craigie Aitchison

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1984
NPG P1842