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Negev VIII Inscription
© Derrick Greaves, courtesy of James Hyman Gallery, London . Photo credit: Government Art Collection

Negev VIII Inscription 1979–1980

Derrick Greaves (b.1927)

Government Art Collection

British painter and graphic artist, born in Sheffield. After an apprenticeship with a sign-writer, he studied at the *Royal College of Art, 1948–52. While living and working in Italy from 1952 to 1953 he was strongly influenced by the Italian *Social Realist Renato *Guttuso. In the 1950s he was a leading figure of the *Kitchen Sink School, depicting dour subjects including views of his home town (Sheffield, 1953, City Art Gallery, Sheffield).

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)

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