Jeffery Camp studied at Lowestoft and Ipswich Schools of Art between 1939 and 1940, and subsequently at Edinburgh College of Art under William Gillies from 1941 to 1944. He was awarded an Andrew Grant Travelling Scholarship in 1944 and 1945, and a David Murray Bursary for landscape painting in 1946. Camp went on to teach at Chelsea School of Art from 1960 to 1961 and at the Slade School of Art from 1963 to 1988.
Camp’s first solo-exhibitions were held at the Beaux Arts Gallery, London in 1959, 1961 and 1963. Subsequent solo shows were held at New Art Centre, London (1968), a retrospective at the South London Art Gallery (1973), Serpentine Gallery (1978), Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London (1986 and 1990) and with Browse & Darby (1993, 1997, 2001). Since then, Jeffery Camp has been represented by Michael Richardson of Art Space Gallery London, and his book ALMANAC – designed and edited by Art Space Gallery – was published in association with the RA in 2010.
Camp was elected a Member of the London Group in 1961. He was a Phillips Prizewinner in 1965 and in 1996 won the Wollaston Award for the most distinguished work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Camp wrote Draw and Paint (1981, 1986, Dorling Kindersley). He was elected Royal Academician in 1984 (ARA 1974) and lives and works in London, where his work is regularly exhibited in the Art Space Gallery | Michael Richardson Contemporary Art, most recently in 2012.