Craigie Aitchison

CBE, RA Born: 1926
Died: 2009

Craigie Aitchison is known and admired for the intensity of his palette, his flat, almost two-dimensional forms, and his simple icon-like compositions. His distinctive subject matter, consisting of still lifes, landscapes, portraits, nudes, Bedlington terriers and sheep, as well as crucifixions, are all rendered in vibrant, luminous colour, and powerfully invoke both the early Italian Renaissance as well as the British visionary tradition.