Dennis Creffield 1931-2018

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One of the most powerful draughtsmen of the last seventy years, the paintings and drawings of Dennis Creffield combine a fidelity to the subject with immense improvisation to fuse empiricism with a profound spirituality.

Perhaps most famous for his epic drawings of the cathedrals of England and France, the human body has also been a long-standing preoccupation.Creffield's work is in numerous museum collections from Tate Britain to Los Angeles County Museum.James Hyman Gallery was honoured to represent Dennis Creffield for many years and especially proud to have commissioned and staged the marvellous Jersualem exhibiton in 2011. This was one of the largest and most ambitious exhibitions of Creffield's entire career. At the heart of the exhibition was an incredible iconostasis - an exraordinary series of portraits inspired by a life mask of William Blake - that is one of Creffield's greatest achievements.

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