James Hyman Fine Art is delighted to announce the publication of Derrick Greaves: Milestones, to coincide with an exhibition of new paintings by Greaves, one of Britain's greatest living painters.
James Hyman writes: I am honoured to present our seventh solo exhibition of work by Derrick Greaves. The exhibition is a special one for many reasons. Most importantly, it coincides with the artist's 85th Birthday on 5th June and the new paintings on show are an appropriately joyful celebration of on-going inventiveness. But it is also special for personal reasons. This summer we celebrate ten years since I opened my gallery. Derrick was the first artist that I represented and I am excited to be marking this milestone by presenting an exciting new body of paintings by the artist. Derrick Greaves is one of the most important British painters of the last half century. Greaves initially gained acclaim in the 1950s, when he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale along with the other 'Kitchen-Sink' painters with whom he was associated: John Bratby, Edward Middleditch and Jack Smith. His work has developed from the social realism of the 1950s to a more heraldic style that paralleled 1960s Pop Art, from an imagery based on nature and observable fact to more studio-bound imaginative constructs. In 2007 Lund Humphries published a major monograph on the artist, Derrick Greaves. From Kitchen Sink to Shangri La. Derrick Greaves is represented by James Hyman Fine Art.