• Work in public & corporate collections

    Isle of Dogs from Greenwich Observatory, 1959. Tate, London

    Work in public & corporate collections


    Aberdeen Art Gallery


    Arts Council of Great Britain

    Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford

    Balliol College, Oxford

    Birmingham City Art Gallery

    Brighton University

    British Land

    Bury Art Gallery and Museum

    Cheltenham Art Gallery

    Clifford Chance, London

    The Contemporary Art Society

    The Contemporary Art Society for Wales

    Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

    The Government Art Collection

    East Sussex County Council

    Guildhall Museum, London

    Harris Museum, Preston

    Hong Kong Land

    Hong Kong Provisional Regional Council

    House of Commons

    Hove Museum and Art Gallery

    Keble College, Oxford

    Imperial War Museum, London

    Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

    Leeds City Art Gallery

    Leicestershire Museums and Art Gallery

    Liverpool University Art Gallery

    Long Term Credit Bank of Japan, London

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    Magdalene College, Cambridge

    The Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

    Museum of London

    National Trust

    Norwich City Art Gallery

    Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

    Peterborough City Art Gallery

    Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

    St John's College, Cambridge

    South Eastern Arts

    Sussex University, Brighton

    Swindon Art Gallery


    Texaco Properties Ltd, London

    Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    University College, London

    University of Leeds Art Gallery

    Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

    Warwick University

    Whitworth Museum, Manchester

    Williams College Museum of Arts, Massachusetts

    Worcester City Art Gallery






  • Selected solo exhibitions

    Selected solo exhibitions

    1966 – ‘Paintings and Drawings’, Leeds City Art Gallery

    1974 – ‘Paintings and Drawings’, Morley Gallery, London

    1980 – ‘Drawings’, Serpentine Gallery, London

    1981 – ‘Love Paintings and Related Drawings’, Air Gallery, London

    1989 – ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream – Painting and Drawing, Goldmark Gallery, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon

    1988–90 – ‘English Cathedrals’, South Bank touring exhibition to Winchester; Wrexham; Norwich; Peterborough; Durham; Sheffield; Manchester; Brighton; Canterbury; Coventry; Worcester; Exeter; Camden Arts Centre, London

    1991 – ‘French Cathedrals’, Albemarle Gallery, London 

    1992 – ‘Selected Paintings and Drawings 1963–83’, Charleston Gallery, Sussex

    1992 – ‘Paintings and Drawings of London 1960–90’, Barbican Gallery, London

    1993–93 – ‘Paintings of Petworth’, Gillian Jason Gallery, London, touring to Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham; Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery; Durham Art Gallery; Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

    1995 – ‘Paintings and Drawings of Orford Ness’, Connaught Brown, London

    1999 – ‘A Year of Saturdays: Paintings and Drawings of London’, Clifford Chance, London

    2001 – ‘Orford Ness: The Pagodas and other Buildings’, Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery, Suffolk

    2002 – ‘Impressions of Castles, Drawings of Welsh and English Castles’, Globe Gallery, Hay-on-Wye 

    2005 – ‘Dennis Creffield. Retrospective Exhibition’, Flowers East, London

    2007 – ‘Body and Soul’, James Hyman Fine Art, London

    2014 – ‘Cathedrals of England and France’, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 

    2015 – ‘Paintings of Innocence and Experience’, James Hyman Fine Art, London

    2018 – ‘The stones of England – East Anglian Cathedrals and Pagodas’, Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings, Suffolk 

    2018 – ‘Dennis Creffield’, Waterhouse & Dodd, London

  • Selected group exhibitions
    © Nicholas Sinclair

    Selected group exhibitions

    1951 – ‘Four Contemporary Painters (Creffield, Holden, Mead & Richmond)’, Parsons Gallery, London

    1952 – ‘Four English Painters’, Gummersons Knostgalleri, Stockholm

    1960 – ‘Seven Figurative Painters’, AIA Gallery, London

    1961 – ‘Six Young Painters’, Arts Council, touring exhibition

    1964 – ‘London Group Jubilee Exhibition 1914–64’, Tate Gallery, London

    1967 – ‘Nudes’, Grosvenor Gallery, London 

    1971 – ‘Slade Centenary Exhibition 1871–1971’, Royal Academy, London

    1978 – ‘British Painting 1953–1978’, Royal Academy, London

    1979 – ‘Made at the Slade’, Brighton Polytechnic

    1985 – ‘Human Interest: 50 Years of British Art About People’, Arts Council 

    1987 – ‘Drawing into Paintings: Narrative’, Arts Council, touring exhibition

    1991 – ‘Marks of Tradition’, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

    1993 – ‘Figurative Painting in the 20th Century’, British Council; Sotheby's London; Israel Museum, Jerusalem

    1992–93 – ‘Innocence and Experience’, Arts Council, touring exhibition

    2004 – ‘War Fields’, Imperial War Museum, London; Wolsley Gallery, Ipswich

    2004 – ‘Bomberg and the Borough’, Tate Britain, London

    2007 – ‘Bomberg and the Borough Group’, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

    2008 – ‘Drawn from the Collection. 400 Years of British Drawing’, Tate Britain, London

    2014 – ‘A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection’, Borough Road Gallery, London

    2015 – ‘Borough: David Bomberg and his students’, Waterhouse & Dodd, London

    2015 – ‘The Elemental Force of Charcoal: Drawing at the Borough’, Borough Road Gallery, London

    2017 – ‘Beyond Borough’, Waterhouse & Dodd, London

    2018 – ‘All Too Human’, Tate Britain, London