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Craigie Aitchison    (Scottish, 1926-2009)

 Craigie Aitchison - Crucifixion (Paintings) h: 68 x w: 57 in / h: 172.7 x w: 144.8 cm
Craigie Aitchison
Crucifixion 1984
 
  

Biography
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

Exhibitions
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

Literature
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
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