Collection: Dennis Creffield   1931 - 2018 

Born in London in 1931, Creffield studied with David Bomberg at the Borough Polytechnic then attended the Slade, where he won the Tonks Prize for Life-Drawing and the Steer Medal for Landscape Painting. By 1964 he had been appointed Gregory Fellow in Painting at Leeds University, his expressionistic style meeting acclaim, and he held his first solo exhibition at Leeds City Art Gallery in 1966.

In 1977 he won an ACGB Major Award for Painting but it was ten years later that Creffield gained public recognition with a commission from the South Bank Board to draw all the English medieval cathedrals, forming a two-year touring exhibition of which Goldmark Gallery was the sole sponsor. Creffield’s work is represented in several public collections including the Arts Council of Great Britain and Leeds City Art Gallery.