ABRAHAMS, Daniel

  Daniel Abrahams was born in 1977 and lives in Wibsey, Bradford. He paints predominantly in oils on canvas and his subjects are often influenced by the Northern English landscape and nostalgic memories of the past, particularly childhood. He has said: Growing up in the eighties I’m from a generation of kids that played…

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ACTON, Michael

Michael Acton was born and lived in the Low Moor area of Bradford.  He studied art at Bradford College and is currently developing his creative practice at the London Art College.  He paints, predominantly in oil and acrylics, and applies layers of thick paint to get the textured finish he…

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AFZA, Nudrat

  Born 1955 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Nudrat Afza is a self-taught photographer who lives and works in Bradford. Her social documentary photography approach is non-intrusive and non-voyeuristic. She records aspects of the everyday lives of people from diverse communities. Nudrat came to Britain in 1966. Her professional career as a photographer…

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AFZAL, Kalim

  Glass designer and artist, Kalim Afzal, was born in Bradford in 1966 and educated locally.  He has travelled widely across Europe and his work, ‘Fountain’ (1996), now in the permanent collection of Bradford Museums and Galleries (see image below), was inspired by the fountains he saw in formal gardens in Italy…

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AL-SAMARRAIE, Jacky

Jacky Al-Samarraie is a graphic designer and founder/owner of The Art Rooms in Saltaire, where she designs and produces a range of prints, cards, stationery, and homeware.   After a 20+ year career in social services, Jacky returned to college to study art, initially part-time, in Interior Design, continuing at HNC level in…

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ALLCOCK, John

John Allcock pursued academic career at the University of Bradford for thirty-five years. He was a Reader in Sociology, and specialist in the study of the former Yugoslavia. In this capacity, he served as an advisor to Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons, and as an expert witness…

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ALLSEBROOK, Janet

Janet Allsebrook is a multi-media artist working in jewellery design, printing, photography, 3D installations, and the creation of artist books. Her art education has included a MA Printmaking from Bradford College and a post-graduate diploma in Film and Photography from the University of Bristol. Janet’s work has been shown in exhibitions in the…

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ANDERSON, David R.

  1884 – 1976 David R. Anderson only become well-known as an artist in the last years of his life following exhibitions of his work at the Goosewell Gallery, Menston, and at Cartwright Hall – where his work was almost a complete sell-out. He was born in Glasgow. His father was…

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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 among working class young men with artistic talent – was apprenticed as a painter and decorator. When John had served his apprenticeship, he set up his own painting and decorating…

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ANDERTON, Eileen

  Eileen Anderton was born in Bradford in 1924 and lived at Keighley Road, Frizinghall. Her father was a local art teacher and between 1939-44 she is known to have studied at Bradford School of Art. Eileen gained a high reputation for her miniature oil and watercolour paintings on a variety of materials, including ivory,…

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