Geoffrey Key was born in Manchester in 1941 and draws much of his inspiration from his native Salford. He attended Manchester’s High School of Art, where he progressed in 1958 to degree and post graduate studies at the Manchester Regional College of Art where he studied with Harry Rutherford. He went on to do a post graduate scholarship in sculpture, and was a recipient of the Heywood medal in Fine Art and the Guthrie Bond Travelling Scholarship. We have a delightful early painting which highlights his cubist style and playful mischievousness which has become his trademark. The work is entitled “Tree study II” and measures Height 8 & 3/4; inches x Width 6 & 1/2; inches (H22cms x W16 cms). The work is in excellent condition and is available for £1950 plus ARR subject to prior sale. (Item 143).
A well established and renowned artist, Geoffrey Key's painting style is instantly recognisable with echoes of cubism and his own blend of early twentieth century avant garde observation. His colour palette has developed over time, from muted tones, to the vibrant use of colour he is now so well known for and which give his works vibrancy. Geoffrey Key has had many solo exhibitions inclusive of major shows at The City of Salford Art Gallery and has exhibited all over the world with well known exhibits at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong and The Jockey Club of Hong Kong.
Geoffrey Key's 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.
|Tree Study II||Height 22 cms x Width 16 cms||£1950|