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.

ROOUM, Donald

ROOUM, Donald
Donald Rooum is an anarchist cartoonist and political writer, well-known for his Wildcat cartoons. He was born in Bradford in 1928 and studied commercial design...

JAQUIERY, Ken

JAQUIERY, Ken
Sculptural ceramic artist, Ken Jaquiery, is based in Ilkley and specialises in making large sculptural pots, often inspired by nature and the world around him. ...

HARTLEY, Christopher

HARTLEY, Christopher
Christopher Hartley (1903 – 1980) of Braithwaite Avenue, Keighley, was an ecclesiastical artist who, for over 4o years, decorated churches in Britain, USA, Ireland and other...

RILEY, Doris A.

RILEY, Doris A.
Doris Ada Riley (1901-1993) lived at Cross Roads, near Keighley, for most of her life. She was a prolific artist and her work was widely exhibited locally,...