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Blue Still Life

Derrick Greaves (1927 - )

Oil on sacking

1960

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: other locations abroad
  • About the artist
    Born in Sheffield in 1927, Derrick Greaves was an apprentice sign writer before studying at the RCA (1948-52). As a student, his work was included in the seminal Young Contemporaries exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1952, followed by his first solo exhibition at the Beaux Arts Gallery, London in 1953. From the mid 1950s to 60s he taught at St Martin’s School of Art in London and exhibited widely. He represented Britain at the 1956 Venice Biennale. In 1983 Greaves was appointed Head of Printmaking at the Norwich School of Art, a position he held until 1991. As a painter and printmaker, he produces bold, colourful images, often using line, of an iconic and witty nature.
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    Subjects
    still life, abstract
    Materials & Techniques
    sacking, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Blue Still Life
    Date
    1960
    Medium
    Oil on sacking
    Dimensions
    height: 63.50 cm, width: 134.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Piccadilly Gallery, July 1968
    Inscription
    bl: Derrick Greaves 60
    GAC number
    8184