Born into a bohemian family in London, the painter John Craxton (1922-2009) was a nomad who yearned to live and work in Greece. He achieved his goal from 1946 and enduring joy coloured his ensuing pictures. Long best known for Patrick Leigh Fermor book jackets, Craxton is the subject of a new biography from Ian Collins and Yale University Press. The author gives us a first peek.
This British School at Athens Virtual Lecture was recorded 27 April 2021.