Derrick Greaves | the artist
The artist Derrick Greaves
Born 1927, Sheffield, England.
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19 Works in the TATE collection
`I don't think one paints for any other reason than to produce something new.
My painting now has little resemblance to that of the 1950s – as though one has
any choice about one's own development. All one can do is forge one's own path,
respond to the last painting and hope that the present painting leaves a clue for the next one.'
A painter and printmaker, Derrick Greaves' work gained critical acclaim in the 1950s as a member of the Beaux Arts Quartet, the so-called 'Kitchen Sink' realist painters who emanated from the Royal College of Art (194852)…
…Greaves subsequently rejected his earlier adherence to everyday subject matter and developed a lighter, poetic and more allusive range of imagery.