Craxton ‘s life will be shown through work

John Craxton exhibition: Portrait of Sonia, 1948-57
John Craxton exhibition: Portrait of Sonia, 1948-57
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A retrospective exhibition opens at the Fitzwilliam exploring the life and work of John Craxton.

The post war artist’s work ranged from the dark and meditative to the vibrant, reflecting his later life in Crete.

Craxton’s exhibition features a selection of more than 60 of his pieces showing the constant evolution of his work.

It will also feature personal photos reflecting his travels and friendships and is opened by close friend Sir David Attenborough.

Influenced by Picasso, Blake, and Miro he, along with Lucien Freud, was one of Britain’s young hopefuls at the time.