Geoffrey Key b 1941
Geoffrey Key was born in Manchester in 1941. He attended Manchester’s High School of Art, before progressing in 1958 to degree and post graduate studies at the Manchester Regional College of Art. Successful studies lead to a post graduate scholarship in sculpture, and the award of the Heywood medal in Fine Art and the Guthrie Travelling Scholarship.
His painting style is instantly recognisable and his colour palette over time has developed from his earlier muted tones, to the vibrant use of colour he is now so well known for. Geoffrey Key has had numerous solo exhibitions and is regarded as one of the most important artists working in the UK today.
His works are held in international private collections, and can be seen in many UK public collections, including The Manchester Art Gallery, Salford Art Gallery, National Art Library and the Victoria and Albert Museum.