John Craxton was one of the great British artists of the 20th century. For the majority of his life he painted in Crete, capturing the life and colour of the Mediterranean - as such remained relatively unknown to the British public. His biographer Ian Collins gives a personal reflection on the passions and pastimes of John Craxton and how these were reflected in his work. Exploring two of his works he explains what made Craxton a great modern artist and why we should re-assess his work today.
The video overlay of this podcast includes paintings and photographs from the 2014 Fitzwilliam Museum exhibition A world of private mystery: John Craxton, RA (1922-2009).