Creecy: A Survey of Major Paintings

It is with great pleasure that The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) offers Creecy: A Survey of Major Paintings by the renowned artist and master painter, Herbert Lee Creecy, Jr.  Creecy was born in Norfolk, Virginia on August 14, 1939. He grew up in the Buckhead community of Atlanta, Georgia and made lifelong friends while attending E. Rivers Elementary School.

Creecy graduated from the Atlanta College of Art in 1964, where he won a prestigious fellowship to study in Paris with Stanley William Hayter, a famed English artist and printmaker. A year later, Herbert returned to Atlanta and in 1973, moved his studio to Barnesville, Georgia where he lived and worked until his death in 2003 at the age of 63.

Creecy exhibited his work in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Italy. His art can be found in museum collections and intuitions including the Whitney Museum, Corcoran Gallery Art, Norton Museum of Art, State of Georgia Art Collection, High Museum, Telfair Museum, the University of Tennessee, and The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

The exhibition contains 27 artworks including 25 large scale paintings and two pen and ink drawings, a full color catalogue with professional essays, full color plates of the exhibition artwork, archival photographs and conversations with the artists’ closest friends. Additionally, the exhibition includes a 26-minute documentary video on Herbert Creecy, to be shown in conjunction with the exhibition.  The video contains interviews with leaders in the Atlanta art community and the artist at work in his Barnesville studio.



  • Number of Works: 27 (25 paintings, two drawings)
  • Number of Catalogues:  2 (additional for sale upon request) Hard- bound, color catalogue with an introduction by Annette Cone-Skelton, Essays by Professor Dan Talley and Beth Gardiner Lytle, Ph.D, conversations with three lifelong friends of the artist and archival images.
  • Number of documentary videos:  2 DVD’s (interviews and commentary including the artists in his Barnesville, GA studio)
  • Curator: Annette Cone-Skelton
  • Approximate Size:  300 – 350 linear feet (to accommodate 185 linear feet of artwork)
  • Security:  High security
  • Participation Fee: Please inquire
  • Shipping:  MOCA GA makes all arrangements, costs based on location
  • Booking Period:   14 weeks
  • Tour/Availability: 2020/21
  • Contact: Stacey Savatsky, Collections and Exhibitions Manager,