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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