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.

MURR, Leyla

MURR, Leyla
Leyla Murr is abstract artist, with a studio in Shipley, who paints in oils, acrylic, watercolours on canvas, glass and wood. She says of her work:  I...

STEAD, Frederick

STEAD, Frederick
Frederick (Fred) Stead (1863 – 1940) was born in Shipley and lived for the latter part of his life at Ghyllwood Drive, Bingley. He painted mainly...

JONES, Maud Raphael

JONES, Maud Raphael
1863 – 1935 Maud Raphael Jones was a Bradford-born painter of landscape and rustic scenes, usually in watercolour. Although his first name appears feminine, his birth...

AL-SAMARRAIE, Jacky

AL-SAMARRAIE, Jacky
Jacky Al-Samarraie is a graphic designer and founder/owner of The Art Rooms in Saltaire, where she designs and produces a range of prints, cards, stationery, and...