Dennis Creffield

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Selected Exhibitions
2011 Dennis Creffield. Jerusalem, James Hyman Fine Art,London
2007 Dennis Creffield. Body and Soul, James Hyman Fine Art
2005 Dennis Creffield. Retrospective Exhibition, Flowers East, London
2002 Impressions of Castles, Drawings of Welsh and English Castles, Globe Gallery, Hay-on-Wye
2001 Orford Ness: The Pagodas and other Buildings, Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery, Suffolk
1999 A Year of Saturdays. Paintings and Drawings of London, Clifford Chance, London
1995 Paintings and Drawings of Orford Ness, Connaught Brown, London
1993-5 Paintings of Petworth, Gillian Jason Gallery, London, touring exhibition to Petworth House; Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham; Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery; Durham Art Gallery; Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
1992 Paintings and Drawings of London 1960-90, Barbican Gallery, London
1992 Selected Paintings and Drawings 1963-83, The Charleston Gallery, Sussex
1991 French Cathedrals, Albermarle Gallery, London
1988-90 English Cathedrals, South Bank touring exhibition to Winchester; Wrexham;Norwich; Peterborough; Durham; Sheffield; Manchester; Brighton; Canterbury; Coventry; Worcester; Exeter; The Camden Arts Centre, London1989 A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Painting and Drawing, Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham and the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon1980 Drawings, Serpentine Gallery, London
1974 Paintings and Drawings, Morley Gallery, London
1966 Paintings and Drawings, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

Selected Group Exhibitions
2008 Drawn from the Collection. 400 Years of British Drawing, Tate Britain, London
2007 Bomberg and the Borough Group, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
2004 War Fields, the Imperial War Museum, London and the Wolsley Gallery, Ipswich
2004 Bomberg and the Borough, Tate Britain, London
1992-3 Innocence and Experience, Arts Council touring exhibition.
1993 Figurative Painting in the 20th Century, The British Council; Sotheby’s London; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1991 Marks of Tradition, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
1987 Drawing into Paintings: Narrative, Arts Council touring exhibition
1985 Human Interest: 50 Years of British Art About People, Arts Council
1984-6 Two Dimensions, SE Arts Council/Sweden Exchange Exhibition, Sweden
1978 British Painting 1953-1978, The Royal Academy, London
1971 Slade Centenary Exhibition 1871-1971, The Royal Academy, London
1964 London Group Jubilee Exhibition 1914-64, Tate Gallery, London

Prizes & Awards
Winner of the Tonks Prize for Life Drawing (1957-61)
Winner of the Steer Medal for Landscape Painting
A prizewinner at the John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool (1961); Gregory Fellow in Painting at the University of Leeds (1964 – 82); Arts Council Major Award for Painting (1977)


1987 Commissioned by the South Bank Board to draw all the medieval cathedrals of England
1990 House of Commons Fine Art Committee commission
1996/94/92/90 The National Trust’s Foundation for Art commissions
2002 Commissioned by Globegallery, Hay-on-Wye, to draw Welsh and English castles

Works in Public Selected Collections

Arts Council of Great Britain; Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford. Birmingham City Art Gallery, Cheltenham Art Gallery. The Contemporary Art Society, London & Wales; The Guildhall Museum, London; Hong Kong Provisional Regional Council; The House of Commons, London; Hove Museum & Art Gallery, Sussex; Imperial War Museum, London; Leeds City Art Gallery; Leicestershire Museums and Art Gallery; Los Angeles County Museum, USA. The Museum of London; The National Trust; Norwich City Art Gallery, Norwich; South Eastern Arts; Tate Britain; Whitworth Museum, Manchester; Williams College Museum of Art, Massachusetts, USA

Selected Publications
Ackroyd, P. and Packer, W., Paintings of Petworth, Gillian Jason Gallery in association with The National Trust’s Foundation for Art, 1994
Cork, R., French Cathedral Drawings by Dennis Creffield, Albemarle Gallery, 1991
Creffield, D., Harrison, M. and Kitaj, R. B., English Cathedrals, South Bank Centre, 1987
Dodd, P., Midsummer Night’s Dream: Drawings and Paintings by Dennis Creffield, Goldmark, 1989
Hyman, J. and Creffield, D., Dennis Creffield. Jerusalem, London, 2011
Jacobson, H. and Morris, L., Dennis Creffield: A Retrospective, Flowers East, 2005
Musson, J., Paintings & Drawings of Orford Ness, Connaught Brown in association with The National Trust’s Foundation for Art, 1995
Spreckley, S. and Wakelin, P., Dennis Creffield: Impressions of Castles, Globegallery, Hay-on-Wye, 2002

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