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Painter and draughtsman, born in London. From 1948–51 he studied with David Bomberg at Borough Polytechnic and from 1957–61 at Slade School of Fine Art. Creffield became Gregory Fellow in Painting at University of Leeds, 1964–7. By then he had taken part in many mixed exhibitions, including John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool, 1961, where he was a prizewinner, and with LG, of which he was elected a member in 1962. He had a solo show at Leeds City Art Gallery in 1966, others including Queen’s Square Gallery, Leeds; Brighton Polytechnic Gallery; and Serpentine Gallery, 1980. He won a Major Arts Council Award in 1977. Creffield had an ambition to draw every cathedral and abbey church in England, and from this stemmed the South Bank touring exhibition of 1988–90 and English Cathedrals, with a text by Creffield, published in 1987.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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