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.

WOOD, Florence Mary

WOOD, Florence Mary
Keighley artist, Florence M. Wood (1908 -2004), trained at the Leeds College of Art in the late 1920s and whilst a student there exhibited her work...

O’NEILL, Richard

O’NEILL, Richard
Digital artist, Richard O’Neill, was born in Bradford and attended Bradford Grammar School. He showed an early aptitude for art – but was not impressed by...

FELL, David

FELL, David
The artist, David Fell (1927-2002) was born into a working-class Bradford family. Although he showed aptitude for art at school and wanted to pursue an art career,...

STEAD, May

STEAD, May
The above painting, ‘Mother and Two Children with a Picnic’, depicts May Stead and her two children. This was painted by her husband, Fred Stead,...