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John Christopherson

John Christopherson (1921-1996) was a British painter of small dreamlike townscapes and distilled abstract paintings that combine an almost naïve intensity with great sophistication. He died in 1996 and the following year England & Co held a memorial exhibition accompanied by a publication about his life and work. His work is represented in the collection of The arts Council of Great Britain and his correspondence (including letters from Jean Dubuffet and Ithell Colquhoun) and archive are now in the Tate Archive, London.

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Paintings



Wall with Eight Targets - Details


Wall with Eight Targets 1990

Oil on board
18 x 11.75 inches

Ref: JC659
Mysterious Room - Details


Mysterious Room 1969

Oil on board
10 x 12 inches

 

Private collection



Five to Two on a Still Night - Details


Five to Two on a Still Night 1963

Oil and collage
28 x 22 inches

 

Private collection



Balancing Stone - Details


Balancing Stone 1961

Oil on board
18 x 24 inches

 

Private collection



Two Bottles and Apple - Details


Two Bottles and Apple 1971

Oil on board
15 x 12 inches

Ref: JC500
Guitar, Vase and Moon - Details


Guitar, Vase and Moon 1974

Oil on board
17.5 x 12 inches

Ref: JC246
Garden of St Paul, Cornwall - Details


Garden of St Paul, Cornwall 1986

Oil on board
4 x 9.5 inches

 

Garden of Surrealist painter Ithell Colquhoun.



Ref: JC648
Untitled - Details


Untitled

Oil on board 27.25 x 20.25 inches


Entrance to Holly Mount - Details


Entrance to Holly Mount 1972

Oil on board
24 x 18 inches

 

Private collection



Studio in Point Hill (Greenwich) - Details


Studio in Point Hill (Greenwich) 1972

Oil on board
7 x 8 inches

Ref: JC558