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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The painter and architect, David Cullearn, was born 1941 in Bradford. He worked initially as a carpenter and joiner before studying art and architecture at Leeds College...
Laurence (christened ‘Lawrence’) Town (1895 -1969) was a designer book-binder and teacher from Burley-in-Wharfedale. He designed and made many fine bindings and was the author of...
Musarat Raza is a community artist, employed part-time by Bradford Museums and Galleries, but also works freelance for a wide range of organisation in West...
Illingworth Varley (1869-1942) was born in Saltaire. He trained at the Saltaire and Shipley Schools of Art, later teaching at both schools. Between 1893-94 he studied in London...