The National Portrait Gallery, London
Painted the same year that Jack Smith held his first solo show at Helen Lessore's Beaux Arts Gallery, Portrait of Jack Smith was painted in Greaves's front room studio at 44 Pembroke Road, London W8. This was a house shared by a group of young artists, including Greaves's childhood friend from Sheffield, Jack Smith, who had the room next door.
It is the only portrait that Derrick Greaves painted of Jack Smith, making it an important "kitchen-sink" work.
Purchased 2006 by the National Portrait Gallery.
New Directions. Painting and Drawings by Michael Andrews, Peter de Francia, Derrick Greaves and Robert Medley, James Hyman Gallery, London, 3 February - 17 March 2006.
James Hyman, Derrick Greaves:From Kitchen Sink to Shangri-La, Lund Humpries, London 2007, illustrated p.34.