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Born in Scotland, Craigie Aitchison moved to London to study Law at Middle Temple, but quickly turned his attention to painting. He attended the Slade School of Art, London from 1952 – 4. In 1954 he took part in the exhibition ‘Six Young Contemporaries’ at Gimpel Fils, London and then in 1955 he was awarded a British Council Scholarship to study in Italy. The Italian quality of light and landscape profoundly affected his work as did early Italian art with its simplified depiction of events.

On returning to London he developed a style of abbreviated forms and strong pastel colours which he has continued to use throughout his career.

His first one-man show was at the Beaux Arts Gallery in 1959. He was given two more one-man shows by Beaux Arts in 1960 and ...

Ram in Moonlight - Craigie Aitchison

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Ram in Moonlight, 2000

30 x 25 cms
(11.79 x 9.83 in)

Price: £1500

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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