Arcadian John Craxton.
One of the leading artists during the 40s, John Craxton (1922-2009), always detested the term he was labeled with. He didn't see himself as a Neo-romantic painter and part of this revival movement as many critics argued, but preferred to be called an Arcadian. He studied in several significant art schools in London and Paris, while after WWII he lived and worked in Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and Switzerland, while all these different cultures influenced his work with the most intense imagery. The mystery and enigma of his work continues to fascinate art lovers in galleries all over the world.