In a throwback to the ‘Charmed Lives in Greece’ exhibition that ran from 2017-18 at three separate museums, we meet the figures – and the art – behind an extraordinary friendship.
Artists Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika and John Craxton, and author Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, were significant cultural figures of the 20th century. The three first met at the end of the Second World War, becoming lifelong friends and spending much of their subsequent lives in Greece. The time they spent together and their close bonds would shape each other’s work for the rest of their lives.
The temporary exhibition ‘Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor: Charmed Lives in Greece’ ran at the A. G. Leventis Gallery in Nicosia from February-May, 2017, at Athens’ Benaki Museum during June-September 2017, and at London’s British Museum, over March-July 2018.
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