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.

‘Gordale Scar’

‘Gordale Scar’
‘Gordale Scar’, by James Ward (1769-1859), in the permanent collection of Bradford Museums and Galleries, was painted around 1813 and is a smaller version by...

‘The Marriage’

‘The Marriage’
In 2011 Cartwright Hall joined 30 museums and galleries in the region to launch an online project called ‘Yorkshire’s Favourite Paintings’. A website, funded by the...

‘Come to Me’

‘Come to Me’
The lithograph print, measuring 88.5 x 59 cm, ‘Come to Me’, by Paula Rego, is in the Print Room at Cartwright Hall. It is one...

‘Staithes’

‘Staithes’
The artist, Peter Brook (1927- 2009), is usually associated with his oil paintings of Pennine landscape and architecture.  But, his oil painting, ‘Staithes’, in the...