Geoffrey Key was born in 1941 in Manchester, England. His early education was at Manchester’s High School of Art. In 1958, he commenced degree and post-graduate studies at the Manchester Regional College of Art.
It was there 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 at Manchester.
From the late 1950s, his work began to be collected by private, corporate and public collectors and galleries. Having known his vocation since childhood, Key embarked upon a professional career as an artist with the basic aims of being true to himself, avoiding artistic influence and fashion, and maintaining honesty and integrity.
These enduring principles, coupled with the love of life so evident in his work, have led to a strong, loyal and ever-growing following. He has a prestigious record of successful solo exhibitions across the UK and internationally. His academic awards include the Heywood Medal in Fine Art and the Guthrie Bond Travelling Scholarship.
Geoffrey Key’s work continues to be widely sought-after and made available to collectors.
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Retrospective images: Geoffrey Key Collection
“I love life… I love the joys of being alive I try to paint happy pictures.”
Salford Museum and Art Gallery – Hold a collection of Geoffrey Key’s work and other Manchester artists – see website for details.