John Craske | Fisherman Painter in Wools
(Lesley Lougher and Jan Hillier)
A well-researched book on the life and art of John Craske, the son of a Sheringham fishing family, born in 1881. His was a life plagued by ill health and he turned to model making, painting and embroidery to soothe his restless spirit.
He was 'discovered' in 1927 by an American poet with connections to the London and US art worlds and his career took an upward turn. He died in 1943, leaving an extensive list of works, now held in collections around the world. His works have appeared in numerous exhibitions and are keenly sought-after still.
Though a small book, it is well illustrated and referenced; it corrects several errors which have appeared in previous publications on John Craske.