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John Craxton: A Greek Soul


Benaki Museum of Greek Culture

Koumpari 1, Athens


01 - 31 May 2022



A very special centenary touring exhibition, celebrating the life and work of the Philhellene painter and designer John Craxton (1922-2009) who sealed his life and work with his love for Greece, is launched at the Benaki Museum. This exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Craxton and is the largest ever organized for the British painter in a museum.

This uplifting personal saga of the artist is reflected in brilliant pictures, charting a voyage from darkness into light.

Featuring many unknown works from the Craxton Estate, the revelatory Benaki Museum exhibition will comprise 90 artworks arranged in four galleries covering every period of the artist’s career. The display ranges from prints and drawings to paintings and a vast tribute tapestry, plus photos and personal items.

The highlight of the display will be the huge Landscape with the Elements tapestry Craxton designed and oversaw in Edinburgh while exiled under the Colonels. Inspired by traditional Cretan weaving, it sums up his love of the Greek world.

Duration: 13 April 2022 – 11 September 2022


All required guidelines of the public health authority to prevent the spread of COVID 19.


Closest Metro Station: Syntagma

Metro to Venue: 9 minutes walking

Wheelchair Accessibility YES


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