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Alton Peters
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

Alton Peters 1983

Craigie Ronald John Aitchison (1926–2009)

Government Art Collection

British painter, born in Edinburgh. He studied at the *Slade School, 1952–4, and spent most of his life in London, but did not forget his Scottish roots, and the Isle of Arran inspired some of his best landscape paintings. As well as landscapes, he painted portraits, still-lifes, animals, and religious subjects. His style is flat (sometimes with an almost heraldic simplicity of image) and whimsical; admirers find it luminous and poetic, detractors find it twee and poorly drawn.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)


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