GREAVES, Derrick

Derrick Greaves ‘Begonia’



Derrick Greaves Signed Screen Print.

The print is signed, dated ’79 and has ‘A.P’ written by the the artist in pencil. The screen print  is an artist proof.  The sheet has slight even overall browning from being in close contact with board, otherwise in very good condition.

Sheet/ Image size 508 x 381 mm

This print can also be found as part of the Tate Collection. It was presented to the Tate Gallery by Rose and Chris Prater who owned the Kelpra Press.

‘Derrick Greaves was an instant success. He was still a student when he had his first solo show at Helen Lessore’s famous Beaux Arts Gallery, London, in 1953. Then the leading gallery for young figurative painters, the Beaux Arts was responsible for seminal exhibitions of, among others, Craigie Aitchison, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, John Bratby, Jeffrey Camp, Edward Middleditch, Jack Smith, and Euan Uglow. Held at the same time as a selection of recent paintings by Francis Bacon (Greaves showed upstairs and Bacon downstairs), Greaves first exhibition gained enthusiastic coverage from the leading critics of the day including Stephen Bone in the Manchester Guardian, John Russell in the Sunday Times, Neville Wallis in the Observer and John Berger  in the New Statesman’  by James Hayman in ‘Derrick Greaves From Kitchen-Sink to Shangri-La’ , 2007.

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This print is found in the Tate Collection.

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