Craigie Aitchison  (Scottish, 1926-2009) 

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Craigie Aitchison, Wild Flowers

 

Craigie Aitchison
Wild Flowers
1966

Crane Kalman Gallery
Craigie Aitchison, Donkey Barometer

 

Craigie Aitchison
Donkey Barometer
Timothy Taylor Gallery
Craigie Aitchison, Portrait of Margo

 

Craigie Aitchison
Portrait of Margo
1992-1993

Merville Galleries
Craigie Aitchison, Crucifixion

 

Craigie Aitchison
Crucifixion
1984

Merville Galleries
Craigie Aitchison, Crucifixion

 

Craigie Aitchison
Crucifixion
1984

Waddington Custot Galleries
Craigie Aitchison, Goatfell Sunset

 

Craigie Aitchison
Goatfell Sunset
2009

Nicholas Gallery
Craigie Aitchison, Crucifixion June

 

Craigie Aitchison
Crucifixion June
2009

Timothy Taylor Gallery
Craigie Aitchison, Goat Farm, Brittany

 

Craigie Aitchison
Goat Farm, Brittany
2005

Timothy Taylor Gallery
Craigie Aitchison, Crucifixion I

 

Craigie Aitchison
Crucifixion I
1991

Timothy Taylor Gallery
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Craigie Aitchison, Crucifixion

 

Craigie Aitchison
Crucifixion, 2004
color etching and aquatint w/ additional handcoloring

 

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Craigie Aitchison, Daffodils & Candlesticks

 

Craigie Aitchison
Daffodils & Candlesticks, 1998
color screenprint

 

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Craigie Aitchison, Still Life on Vermillion

 

Craigie Aitchison
Still Life on Vermillion, 2008
color screenprint

 

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1926   Born in Edinburgh, Scotland
1936 - 1941   Loretto School, Musselburgh
1941   Basil Paterson & Ainslie, Tutors, Edinburgh
1952   Slade School of Art, London
1970   Awarded Edwin Austin Premier Scholarship for Painting
1978   Elected Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Arts
1988   Elected Member of Royal Academy of Arts
2009   Awarded honorary Doctor of Arts, University of Bath
  Awards and Talks
  2008 Craigie Aitchison RA in Conversation with Tony Godfrey, Jerwood Space, London, 21st April
  2000 Nordstern Art Prize
  1999 Appointed CBE (Commander of the British Empire)
  1994 The Jerwood Prize
  1989 Korn Ferry International Award, Royal Academy of Arts
  1984 First Johnson Wax Prize, Royal Academy of Arts
  1976 Arts Council of Great Britain bursary
  1974-75 Lorne Scholarship
  1974 Prizewinner John Moores Liverpool Exhibition
  1970 Edwin Austin Abbey Premier Scholarship
  1965 Arts Council of Great Britain purchase award
  1953 The Slade School annual prize for best still-life
  Public and Corporate Collections
  Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Aberdeen, UK
  The Arts Council of Great Britain, London, UK
  Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK
  King’s College, Cambridge, UK
  Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
  Central Selling Organisation (De Beers)
  Robert Fleming Holdings Limited
  The Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries, Glasgow, UK
  Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK
  Harewood House, Leeds, UK
  The Jerwood Foundation
  The National Art Collections Fund, London, UK
  Newcastle Region Art Gallery, New South Wales, Australia
  Newport Art Gallery, Newport, UK
  Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK
  The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
  Royal Mail, Millenium Stamp, UK
  Rugby Borough Council, UK
  The Scottish Arts Council, UK
  The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
  The South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
  The Tate Gallery, London, UK
  University College, London, UK
  University of Liverpool Art Gallery and Collections, Liverpool, UK
2010   "A Critic's Choice selected by Andrew Lambirth," Browse & Darby, London
2010   "Easter Image: Craigie Aitchison & Maggi Hambling," The Kentish Barn, Canterbury Cathedral, Kent
2010   "Cross Purposes; shock and contemplation in images of the crucifixion," Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood, Kent
2010   "Craigie Aitchison," Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (solo)
2010   "Craigie Aitchison," University of Bath, Bath (solo)
2010   "Craigie Aitchison," Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (solo)
2010   "Craigie Aitchison," University of Bath, Bath (solo)
2009   "Craigie Aitchison: Paintings," Timothy Taylor Gallery, London (solo)
2009   "Craigie Aitchison: Paintings," Timothy Taylor Gallery, London (solo)
2008   Craigie Aitchison, Cyril Gerber Fine Art Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
2008   Craigie Aitchison: The Prints 1969 - 2008, Abbot Hall, Kendal, UK (solo)
2008   The Art of Craigie Aitchison, Paul Smith ‘Space’ Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2008   Think of a table for two, Craigie Aitchison and Joel Tomlin, Galerie Jones, Koln
2008   Tree Exhibition, (in the manner of Thomas Jones) by contemporary artists. Radnorshire Museum, Llandrindod Wells
2007   Craigie Aitchison, Drawings & Prints, Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Wiltshire (solo)
2006   Craigie Aitchison, Waddington Galleries, London (solo)
2006   Critic’s Choice, An exhibition of work selected and introduced by Andrew Lambirth, The Art Shop, Abergavenny, Wales
2006   Per Annum Painting the Seasons, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
2005   Glyndebourne Opera House, Stalls Gallery
2004   Scottish Royal Academy 178th exhibition (inaugural reopening of the Scottish Royal Academy)
2004   Craigie Aitchison, Pictures, Timothy Taylor Gallery and Waddington Galleries, London (solo)
2003   Craigie Aitchison: Out of the Ordinary, Royal Academy, Sackler Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2003   Craigie Aitchison, Works on Paper, Royal Academy, London (solo)
2003   Craigie Aitchison, The Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (solo)
2001   Craigie Aitchison, The Museum of Modern Art, Powys, UK (solo)
2001   Craigie Aitchison : Italian and other paintings, Timothy Taylor Gallery and Waddington Galleries, London, UK (cat.) (solo)
2000   Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, USA (cat.) (solo)
1998   Timothy Taylor Gallery and Waddington Galleries, London, UK. (cat. with essay by John McEwen; conversation with Andrew Lambirth) (solo)
1997   Commissioned to paint Calvary for Liverpool Cathedral, UK (solo)
1996   Craigie: The Art of Craigie Aitchison, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK (solo)
1996   Commissioned to paint Calvary for Truro Cathedral, UK (solo)
1994   Spirit of Lamlash: The Paintings of Craigie Aitchison 1954-1994, Terrace Gallery, Harewood House, Leeds, UK (cat.) (solo)
1994   Crucifixion on loan to King’s College Chapel Cambridge from the Jerwood Foundation (solo)
1994   Crucifixion on loan to King’s College Chapel Cambridge from the Jerwood Foundation (solo)
1994   Five Protagonists: Craigie Aitchison, Anthony Eyton, Patrick George, Myles Murphy, Euan Uglow, Browse & Darby, London, UK (cat. with essay by Andrew Lambirth)
1993   Images of Christ, Arts Council touring exhibition, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery; St Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK
1993   Craigie Aitchison, New Paintings, Thomas Gibson Fine Art, London, UK, (cat. with introduction by John McEwen) (solo)
1992   British Figurative Painting of the 20th Century’, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, British Council
1981 - 1992   Arts Council Retrospective Exhibition, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK; Midland Group, Nottingham, UK; City Museum and Art Gallery, Old Portsmouth, UK; Central Library Exhibition Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK; Museums & Art Gallery, Bolton, UK. (cat. with introduction by Helen Lessore; essay by John McEwen) (solo)
1991   Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
1991   Art in Worship Catalogue essay, Seen and Unseen, by Don Cupitt; Commentaries by Sister Wendy Beckett, Tewkesbury Abbey, Worcester Cathedral, UK
1989   Craigie Aitchison: Recent Paintings, Albermarle Gallery, London, UK (cat..with interview by Andrew Lambirth) (solo)
1989   Faces of Britain: An Exhibition of Figurative Painting 1949-89 for China, British Council
1989   New Ikons Mead Gallery, University of Warwick touring exhibition, UK
1989   A Spiritual Dimension Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery touring exhibition, UK
1988   Graven Images: Art, Religion and Politics, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, UK
1988   Jeffrey Camp: A Personal Choice, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, UK
1987   The Glass of Vision: Seven Artists in a Christian Context: Craigie Aitchison, Jane Dowling, Donald Johnson, John Piper, Michael Renton, John Skelton, Richard Webb, Chichester Cathedral, UK (cat. with foreword by The Very Revd Robert Holtby, Dean of Chichester)
1987   Albermarle Gallery, London, UK. (Cat. with introduction by Patrick Kinmonth) (solo)
1985   Artis Monte Carlo, Monaco, France (solo)
1985   The Hard-Won Image, Tate Gallery, London, UK
1984 - 1985   The Singular Vision, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, UK
1984   The Proper Study, British Council Exhibition Lalit Kala Akademi, Dehli, UK
1982   Prophecy and Vision, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
1981   David Grob Fine Art, London, UK (solo)
1979   Kettle’s Yard Gallery, Cambridge, UK. (cat. with introduction by John McEwen) (solo)
1979   Artists’ Market, London, UK
1977   M. Knoedler & Co. Ltd, London, UK (solo)
1975   Rutland Gallery, London, UK. Catalogue introduction by Helen Lessore (solo)
1975   Craigie Aitchison: Recent Paintings, Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh, UK (cat. with introduction by Helen Lessore) (solo)
1975   Contemporary Art Society Art Fair, Mall Galleries, London, UK
1975   23rd Salon Actualité de l’Esprit, Centre d’Accueil de l’Université de Paris, France
1974   British Painting 74, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1971   Basil Jacobs Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1970   Compass Gallery, Glasgow, UK. (cat. with introduction by Helen Lessore) (solo)
1969 - 1970   Cunard Marlborough London Gallery, (on board QE2)
1969   Modern British Painters, Tokyo, Japan
1968   Marlborough Fine Arts Ltd, London, UK (solo)
1967   Il Tempo dell’Imagine, Second International Biennale, Bologna, Italy
1964   Gulbenkian Foundation, Tate Gallery, London, UK
1964   Beaux Arts Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1958 - 1961   New Paintings, Arts Council Touring Exhibition, UK
1960   Beaux Arts Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1959   Beaux Arts Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1956   Three Romantic Painters, Gallery One, London, UK
1954   Six Young Contemporaries, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2012    ‘Market News’, The Daily Telegraph, 31 January 2012
2012    Glover, Michael, ‘Visual Arts’, The Independent, 11 April 2012
2012    Campbell-Johnson, Rachel, ‘Critic’s Choice’, The Times, 14 April 2012
2012    Smith, Paul, ‘London- Cragie Aitchison’, paul-smith-blog, 25 April 2012
2012    Bankes, Ariane, ‘Glowing References,’ Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, no,114, Spring 2012
2012    Campbell-Johnston, Rachel, ‘Critic’s Choice’, The Times, 5 May 2012
2012    ‘Memorial stained glass window completed at St Mary The Boltons’, Kensington & Chelsea Today, 18 May 2012
2012    Wullschlager, Jackie, 'Craigie Aitchison- Timothy Taylor Gallery, London,' FT Weekend, p.17, 24/25 August 2012
2012    Gleadwell, Colin, ‘Glimpses into an exotic grotto,’ The Daily Telegraph, 10 January, 2012
2010    McEwen, John, ‘A True Son of Piero’, Country Life, p. 106-107 11 August 2010
2009    Gayford, Martin, ‘Dog Days: At Home with Craigie Aitchison’ Apollo, p.35 – 38, 22
2009    Minji, Kim, ‘Craigie’s Colours’, Apollo, 4 August 2009
2009    McEwen, John, ‘My Favourite Painting; Craigie Aitchison’, Country Life, p.65, 5 August 2009
2009    Obituary, ‘Cragie Aitchison; painter’, Herald Scotland, 22 December 2009
2009    McKay, Michael, ‘Craigie Aitchison’ Guardian, 22 December 2009
2009    Darwent, Charles, ‘Craigie Aitchison: Painter renowned for his use of colour who refused to be tied down to a school or genre’, The Independent, 23 December 2009
2009    Obituary, ‘Craigie Aitchison’, The Telegraph, 21 December 2009
2009    Obituary, ‘Craigie Aitchison: painter who was an outstanding colourist’ The Times, 23 December 2009
2008    Lyttelton, Celia, ‘Exhibition Concierge de Luxe’, Spurluxe, Summer, no.8, p.120
2008    ‘My Art, Paul Smith’, Artcollector, no.8, 2008, p.11 – 13
2008    Kojima, Yayoi, ‘The Art of Craigie Aitchison, at Paul Smith Space Gallery’, Studio Voice, multi-media mix magazine, June 2008, Vol.390
2007    ‘Craigie Aitchison: The Complete Prints’, Vision 2008, Lakeland Arts Trust, p.11
2007    Ravetz, Deborah, ‘A Journey of Self-Forgetting’, Resurgence, Issue 242
2006    Woodward, Christopher, ‘Behind the scenes at the museum’, The Guardian, 16 December
2006    Wakefield, Mary, ‘Objects of affection’, The Spectator, 9 December, p. 55-56
2006    Kinnes, Sally, ‘What’s over your mantelpiece?’, The Sunday Times, Culture, 3 December
2006    Pitman, Joanna, ‘Life in the old dog yet’, The Times 2, 21 November, p.14-15
2006    Teeman, Tim, ‘The ordinary king of planet fashion’, The Times, 17 October
2006    Weideger, Paula, ‘Portable Sculpture and other gems’, Financial Times, 30 September, p.8
2006    Gleadell, Under a grand: Craigie Aitchison, Daily Telegraph, 12 July
2006    Richer, Francesca, Rosenzweig, Matthew, eds. No 1: First Works by 362 Artists
2005    Glyndebourne Opera House programme, May-August 2005, illustrations for front and back cover
2005    The Cultivated Shopper, Town & Country Travel, p.2
2005    Da Londra, Architectural Digest, January
2005    Gleadell, Colin, Art Sales, Daily Telegraph, 17 Jan, 2005
2005    Glover, Michael, ‘Master of understatement and the mystical humdrum’, Craigie Aitchison, Pictures, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, The Financial Times, 13 Jan, 2005, p.13
2005    Hubbard, Sue, ‘The colour of emotions’, Craigie Aitchison, ‘Pictures’, Timothy Taylor Gallery, 7 Jan, 2005, p.30
2005    Lambirth, Andrew, ‘Artistic sustenance’, Craigie Aitchison , ‘Pictures’, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, The Spectator, 1 Jan 2005
2004    Wullschlager, Jackie, ‘Craigie Aitchison’, FT Magazine, 18 December
2004    Chapman, Peter, ‘Private View’, The Information, 11-17 December
2004    Campbell-Johnston, ‘NOT the Nutcracker’, The Times, 13 December
2004    ‘In Vogue’, Vogue, December, p.232
2004    Long, Camilla, ‘good time’, Tatler, December
2004    ‘Where to buy… Craigie Aitchison at the Timothy Taylor Gallery’, The Week, 10 Dec 2004
2004    Haldane, Prof John, ‘Sheer Pleasure of form’, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, The Tablet, 11 Dec 2004
2004    Smith, Aidan, ‘A rare breed among artists’, Craigie Aitchison, ‘Pictures’, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, Scotland on Sunday, Review, 28 Nov 2004
2004    ‘What’s on, United Kingdom’, The Art Newspaper, no.153, December, p.6
2004    Craigie Aitchison, Pictures, Timothy Taylor Gallery and Waddington Galleries, November 2004
2003    Craigie Aitchison: Out of the Ordinary, Royal Academy, London, October 2003
2003    Boucher, Caroline, ‘In dogs we trust’, Craigie Aitchison, Royal Academy, London, Oct-Nov 2003, The Observer, 12 Oct 2003
2003    Russell Taylor, John, ‘Craigie Aitchison is a major talent with modest ambitions’, Craigie Aitchison, Royal Academy, London, Oct-Nov 2003, The Times, 15 Oct 2003
2003    Gascoigne, Laura, ‘Continental drift’, RA Magazine, Autumn 2003, pp.62-67
2003    ‘Crosses and canines from Siena to London’, Mayfair Times, October
2003    Boston, Virginia, ‘portrait of an artist…Craigie Aitchison’, A & I, October
2003    Gardner, Anthony, ‘A Singular Vision’, Telegraph Magazine, July 19
2003    Gayford, Martin, ‘Craigie Aitchison’, The Sunday Telegraph Review, October 26
2003    ‘Where to buy…’, The Week, 30 August
2003    ‘Talk of the town’, The Independent on Sunday, October 26, p.42
2003    Craigie Aitchison, The Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, August 2003
2001    Craigie Aitchison: Italian and other paintings, Timothy Taylor and Waddington Galleries, London, November 2001
2000    Craigie Aitchison, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, 2000
1998    Craigie Aitchison, with an essay by John McEwen, Timothy Taylor and Waddington Galleries, London, , November 1998
1996    Gibbon Williams, Andrew, Craigie: The Art of Craigie Aitchison, Edinburgh, 1996
1993    Craigie Aithchison: New Paintings, Thomas Gibson Fine Art, London, October 1993
1989    Craigie Aitchison:Recent Paintings, Albermarle Gallery, London, November 1989
1982 - 1987    Craigie Aitchison: Paintings 1982-1987, with an essay by Patrick Kinmonth, Albermarle Gallery, London, April 1987
1982    Craigie Aitchison: Paintings 1953-1981, touring exhibition, Exhibition Catalogue, 1982