The Bradford district of West Yorkshire has been, and continues to be, the home and inspiration for professional visual artists. This website celebrates the diversity of artistic talent in the area, past and present.
The city, towns, countryside and people of the district continue to provide inspiration to local artists

The life and work of Bradford artists, past and present.

This website is an illustrated guide to professional artists past and present who were born, work, or have made their home, in what is now known as the Bradford Metropolitan District – including David Hockney.

The aim of this guide is to collate information about local artists for the benefit of art lovers and supporters in the district and elsewhere.

The people included on this site are or have been professional artists, making visual art forms the main focus of their work; more information about inclusion criteria is found here.

The biographical summaries and images have been drawn from a range of online and printed sources in the public domain (see ‘Sources’).

Click on any letter in 'Artists' above to begin your search.

RIBY, Edwin

RIBY, Edwin
Edwin Riby (1866 – 1927) was a Keighley artist, carver, gilder and picture frame maker/picture seller, operating from business premises in Lawkholme Crescent, off Cavendish...

CECIL GREEN ARTS

CECIL GREEN ARTS
Cecil Green Arts is a Bradford based community arts collective with members who have been active in the community arts scene for many years, locally and...

BOYD, Jill

BOYD, Jill
Jill Boyd is a multimedia and community artist, facilitator and teacher.  She is also the founder of the Asberger Women’s Creative Network, and The Creative Butterfly Project...

BROOK, Alan (Buddy)

BROOK, Alan (Buddy)
The wood sculptor, painter and illustrator, Alan, better known as Buddy, Brook, born 1947, works from his studio-home at Baildon. In 1962, aged just 14, he...