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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.