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.

ATKINSON, Sue

ATKINSON, Sue
Sue Atkinson, born in 1949 in Bradford, has built a following for her town and seascape paintings of ordinary people going about their lives. She...

ANDERSON, John

ANDERSON, John
John Wilson Anderson  (1798 – 1851) was born in Halifax, but his family moved to Bingley when he was a child.  John, as was common then with many working...

WHITEHEAD, Jo

WHITEHEAD, Jo
Jo Whitehead is a professional glass artist with a kiln and studio in Silsden. She studied Textile Design at Harrow School of Art in the 1980s...

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...