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The Pressure of One's Environment

© the artist. Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

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Jack Crabtree was born in Rochdale and trained at Rochdale College of Art, St Martins College of Art London; and later at the Royal Academy School London. He went on to become Professor of Fine Art at the University of Ulster in Belfast and his work is represented in various public collections. Whilst exhibiting at Rochdale Art Gallery Crabtree commented that painting is “the business of thinking not just the business of seeing" and that "a painting is good or bad according to the force, logic and eloquence of its abstract components".

Touchstones Rochdale


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    92 x 71 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased from the artist, 1960


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Touchstones Rochdale

The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL16 1AQ England

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