Published by Royal Academy Publications. Text by Andrew Lambirth.
Presents the key works of Craigie Aitchison's distinguished career and examines his oeuvre in a specially commissioned essay by contemporary art critic Andrew Lambirth. Over the years, Aitchison has worked in various traditional genres but each time the result has been fresh, luminous and poetic.
Published by Royal Academy Publications. By Craigie Aitchison.
The painter and printmaker Craigie Aitchison (1926–2009) is best known for his spare compositions and intense, luminous palette. His subject matter is equally distinctive—single flowers, Bedlington terriers, sheep, and crucifixions—rendered, as in the Italian religious icons that he so admired, in simple but powerful forms. These hallmarks are readily present in Aitchison’s prints, most of which are the legacy of his longstanding relationship with the master printers at Advanced Graphics, London. All the prints are brought together for the first time in this handsome catalogue raisonné, which also includes an introduction by Andrew Lambirth exploring the importance of printmaking in Aitchison’s career. Andrew Lambirth is art critic for The Spectator and a long-time friend of Craigie Aitchison. His many books include Nigel Hall: Sculpture and Works on Paper and Barbara Rae: Prints.