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Manchester Local Artists (31)

"House & Hills" by Geoffrey Key
“Houses & Hills”

“Avenue of Trees”

"Jesters Quartet" by Geoffrey Key
“Jesters Quartet”

Spotted Wall
“Spotted Wall”

"Tibetan Teaport" by Geoffrey Key
“Tibetan Teapot”

"Vine Tomatoes"
“Vine Tomatoes”

"Welsh Hills"
“Welsh Hills”

Geoffrey Key

Geoffrey Key - Manchester Artist
The Artist

Geoffrey Key was born in Manchester, England,
in 1941. His early education was at Manchester High School of

In 1958 he began degree and post graduate
studies at the then Manchester Regional College of Art, (later
to become part of Manchester Polytechnic and then the Metropolitan
University of Manchester).

While at the College of Art he gained the
National Diploma of Design and the Diploma of Associateship
of Manchester; the latter with distinction, leading to a postgraduate
scholarship in sculpture.

Geoffrey lives and works in the North West
region of England.

His academic awards include the Heywood Medal
in Fine Art and the Guthrie Bond Traveling Scholarship.

During his career he has exhibited (exhibitions)
widely and his work features in important public, corporate
and private art collections throughout the world.

His reputation is internationally recognised
and he has held exhibitions throughout the UK and worldwide
for more than 30 years, with shows in Manchester, London, Bradford
and Preston, as well as in France, Germany, Hong Kong, Switzerland,
New York, Dublin and Kuala Lumpur.

His work is to be found in many private and
public collections locally in Manchester, Bolton and Wigan and
as far afield as France, the USA, Greece, Malta and Hong Kong,
among many others.

In praise of his work, American Club News ,
(Hong Kong) wrote:

“First impressions of Geoffrey
Key’s work reveal confidence, dedication, purpose and sincerity.
More exciting than Braque and placing Picasso in time perspective,
he conveys a classical quality with no question of imitation.
His images are uncompromisingly commanding and he has a penetrating
vision, which allows him to strip away the facades and expose
the true meaning of his subject”.

There are now 2 books available about Geoffrey
and his work, including “Geoffrey Key – Twentieth Century
Drawings” , and “Clowns” , which covers
a single unique series of paintings from the summer of 2001,
originating in Key’s themes of jesters, musicians and dancers

In June 2004, “LivingEdge”
magazine, which deals with life and style in the North West,
published an illustrated article on the subject of Geoffrey
Key and his work.

An extensive gallery of work can be found
on his webiste at:

Geoffrey Key can also be contacted in the
following ways:

By telephone: 0161-736 6014
By email:



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