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Creffield’s self portrait was done at the age of 28 while studying at the Slade. He attended Bomberg’s painting classes at Borough Polytechnic, remarking ‘Thank God, I was brought to study with David Bomberg when I was only sixteen, and he made me realise that you don’t have to think things up; that one lives in a world of imagination.’ The self portrait, influenced by Bomberg, conjures up a youthful, floppy-haired figure of gentleness and shyness.
oil on canvas
H 76 x W 63 cm
acquired by Ruth Borchard as part of the original collection