AboutTimothy Taylor Gallery, the official representative of The Estate of Craigie Aitchison, is delighted to announce a memorial retrospective exhibition celebrating the life and work of Craigie Aitchison. In a career spanning over 5 decades, Aitchison was admired for the Mediterranean intensity of his palette, his flat, almost two-dimensional forms and his simple icon-like compositions, and was widely known as the greatest colourist of his generation.
The exhibition will include more than 20 paintings, all bearing Aitchison's distinctive subject matter of still lifes, landscapes, portraits, nudes, Bedlington terriers and sheep, as well as crucifixions, all rendered in vibrant, luminous colour, invoking both the early Italian Renaissance as well as the British visionary tradition. This is the first show of Aitchison's paintings in London since his death in 2009. The works in the exhibition have been selected by Terry Danziger Miles, executor to The Estate of Craigie Aitchison.