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.

CHARLESWORTH, Amy

CHARLESWORTH, Amy
The Bradford artist, Amy Charlesworth, works primarily in oils on canvas and her subject range is wide, including landscapes, architecture, wildlife, botanical, portrait and life studies,...

EARNSHAW, Anthony

EARNSHAW, Anthony
Anthony Sydney Earnshaw (1924-2001) was a self-taught painter and graphic artist/illustrator, who delighted in producing surreal and often anarchic works. He described his work as a,...

HOGAN, Tony

HOGAN, Tony
The artist and art tutor, Tony Hogan, was born in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, into a large family.  His father died when Tony was a child, but...

KEATES, Julia

KEATES, Julia
Addingham artist, Julia Keates, trained originally as an illustrator and worked freelance for both the BBC and Yorkshire Television, then trained and worked as an...