GEOFFREY KEY SIGNED LIMITED EDITION'KEY DECADES' ART BOOK BY NICK BROWN OBE. Geoffrey Key - Key Decades Book. Published in 2022 by Cheshire Art Gallery, fully illustrated. LIMITED EDITION BOOK OF 500 - EACH HAND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST & AUTHOR HARDBACK BOOK WITH DUST JACKET. Geoffrey Key is one of Britain's most popular and distinctive artists whose works are exhibited and collected worldwide.He has gone to extreme lengths to cultivate this individual style and has in his recent series'Isolated Heads' painted perhaps the most intensely observed and sensitive psychological record of the pandemic. Over sixty three years as a professional artist, through a combination of technique, tone and colour Key has produced a body of work that, whilst highly original, creates a feeling of deep joy and timeless quality. We are proud to present'Key Decades' Exhibition, the first full retrospective. This major exhibition, which has taken more than three years to curate has uncovered many important works several of which were believed lost. The result is a sensuous taste of Key's artistic journey that will not only delight but also challenge the orthodox view of Key's progress as an artist.
It will also surprise even his most knowledgeable and avid admirers. To mark the significance, we have also commissioned a book and a film to accompany the exhibition. The book is, surprisingly given Key's celebrity, the first biographical and critical study based on four years of conversation between the author, Nick Brown, and Geoffrey Key, in the film he talks candidly about his journey as an artist. Geoffrey Key is without doubt one of the most important Northern Artist, and is now coveted by many as the Greatest Living Northern Artist.He is now a world wide brand with his stunning works featuring around the globe. Was born in Manchester in 1941. Attending Manchester's High School of Art, he progressed 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. Now in his sixth decade as an artist, Geoffrey Key's painting style is instantly recognisable; almost a unique blend of early twentieth century avant garde with modern twenty-first century observation.
His colour palette has developed over time, from 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 and striking artists working in the UK today. 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.