Craigie Aitchison


Craigie Aitchison studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1952 to 1954 where he received a British Council Italian Government scholarship in 1955.

His first solo exhibition was held in 1959 at the Beaux Arts Gallery, London, with two further shows there in the early 1960s. Subsequent solo exhibitions were held throughout the UK including Marlborough Fine Art, London (1968), Compass Gallery, Glasgow (1970), Basil Jacobs Gallery, London (1971), the Knoedler Gallery, London (1977) and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (1979). A major retrospective of his work (1953-81) was held at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 1981, with further retrospectives at Harewood House, Leeds (1994) and at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (1996). Aitchison’s work has also been included regularly in group shows throughout the world since 1964.

Aitchison was elected Royal Academician in 1988 (ARA 1978) and was made CBE in 1999. He lives and works in London.

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Available Works

Still Life with Bird Jug