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
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Tony Dexter, who lives and works at Addingham, studied fine art and sculpture at art college in the 1960s. He subsequently worked in advertising, marketing and business consultancy,...
The Ilkley born and based artist, Gillian Gilroy, gained a degree in Art and Design from Bradford College, School of Art, with a specialism in painting...
Frank Newbould (1887 – 1951) was a successful and prolific graphic designer who became well-known for his colourful travel posters. He was born at the family home...
Norman Bevan was predominantly a landscape and townscape painter, with a particular interest in industrial architecture and sites of historical interest. Norman studied graphic...