CLARK, Hattie

Artist/illustrator, Hattie Clark, from Ilkley, completed an Art Foundation course at Leeds College of Art, leading in 2013 to entry onto a degree in Graphic Communication at Bath School of Art.  She graduated in 2016 and was one of 11 graduates selected by Creative Review as part of their talent spotting initiative to appear that…

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REAS, Paul

The social-documentary photographer, Paul Reas, was born 1955 into a working-class family on the Buttershaw estate.  He later spoke about how his Bradford life experiences had a profound impact on his work, and how he wanted to photograph people from his own background and experiences. For over 30+ years Paul has…

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BRACK, Allan

  The painter, Allan Brack was born, 1955, in Bradford.  He was a student at the School of Art at Bradford College (1976-9) where he studied Fine Art Printmaking.  After graduation he worked as a festival and arts events organizer, which included the Bradford Festival, 1987 – 2001. The death of his partner…

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FARRAR, Mandy

    The multimedia artist, Mandy Farrar, was born in Bradford. She gained an honours degree in Peace Studies from Bradford University, 1980-1983, and subsequently worked in a range community, outreach and support roles. She wrote:  I have no formal art training, choosing instead to go to Bradford University’s School…

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WOOD, Tom

Although the figurative artist, Tom Wood, was born 1955 in Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika, and currently lives in Calderdale, there is a strong education, work and residency connection with the Bradford district.  His work is also in the permanent collection of Bradford Museums and Galleries. When Tom was three his father…

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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, and industrial machinery.  In respect of the latter subject, in 2012 Amy had a solo exhibition of her work at Bradford Industrial Museum and wrote: ‘Whilst…

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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,  ‘spirit of rebellion which can express itself as humour, cocking the snook, upsetting the applecart to criticise Western culture with all its pretensions and its…

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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 his mother and siblings encouraged his artistic aptitude and supported him in the early 1960s whilst he studied at Bradford School of Art. After qualifying and…

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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 art teacher. She was head of the art department at Leeds Girls High School for many years before returning to freelance artwork again. Julia works…

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SIMPSON, Leslie

The painter, Leslie Simpson (born 1930) and his wife, Margaret, organised art shows in the Yorkshire region, including the first Yorkshire Artists’ Exhibition in Ilkley in 1981, which led to quarterly British Society of Painters art exhibitions in the town. Leslie was born in Yorkshire and lived at Ilkley. He comes from a long…

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