Travelling back to Sheffield after his first term at the Royal College of Art in the winter of 1949, Greaves had seen the city as though for the first time. He discovered a dramatic, stark beauty in the streets.
Twentieth Century British Paintings and Drawings, James Hyman Gallery, 1 August - 27 September 2002.
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.
Derrick Greaves: Paintings and Drawings 1952 - 2002, James Hyman Gallery, London, 2003, (cat. 4), illustrated p.6.