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Derrick Greaves

Derrick Greaves 1927 – 2022

Derrick Greaves, a highly eminent figure in the British art scene, initially gained acclaim in the 1950s, when he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale along with the other ‘Kitchen-Sink’ painters: Bratby, Middleditch and Smith, his work swiftly developed into a more heraldic style that paralleled 1960s Pop Art.

Greaves was born in Sheffield in 1927, and first trained as a sign writer, from 1948-52 he studied at the Royal College of Art and went on to teach part-time at St Martins School of Art in London and the Royal…

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