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John Craxton (1922-2009), Painter, set Designer and Royal Academician

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
A friend and younger contemporary of Graham Sutherland, Craxton shared with him an interest in the natural world, finding his inspiration in landscape with country people and animals. Much-travelled, Craxton has often lived abroad.

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John Craxton

by John Craxton
chalk on green paper, 1945
NPG 6177


John Craxton

by Wolfgang Suschitzky
bromide print, 1960
NPG P556


John Craxton

by Matthew R. Lewis
vintage bromide print, 1992
NPG x136793


John Craxton

by Felix H. Man (Hans Baumann)
bromide print, 1940s
NPG x11800