John Croft CBE British, b. 1923


John Croft CBE (born 1923) who has painted for more than seventy years, has always had an interest in abstract expressionists such as Nicholas de Stael and his own painting has become increasingly simplified in form. A postgraduate of Christ Church, Oxford, John Croft spent most of his career working for the Home Office and Foreign Office before focusing on painting. He has exhibited in France, London, Suffolk and Bath. In 1967 he was one of 15 painters featured in the 'Survey '67' exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, which included Basil Beattie RA and Jennifer Durrant RA.


John Croft's work can be found in the collections of Oxford University, Cambridge University, London School of Economics, Manx Museum Isle of Man, Reform Club London and London Borough of Camden.

He is included in Who's Who in Art and continues to paint in his studio in Bath.