Geoffrey Key has a history of producing ‘themed’ bodies of work – one subject often consuming his interest for a period and then perhaps ‘suggesting’ the next. Horse and rider images and sculptural yet sensuous nudes were particularly associated with Key. In more recent years his clowns and musicians have been keenly sought after, followed by numerous, captivating images and themes. His strong sense of draughtsmanship and fluid line can be seen throughout the years with his more vivid colouring growing from the 70’s onward.

Born Manchester, England 1941, Key studied at the Regional College of Art taking sculpture as a post graduate. He was a long term member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts. First Prizewinner there in 1971. Frequent solo exhibitions were held at Salford Art Gallery from 1966. His first London show took place in 1974. He has also exhibited in Amsterdam, Dublin, New York, Japan, Switzerland, Hong Kong, France and Germany.

His 2013 and 2014 solo shows at Messums London were highly acclaimed. His work is currently in even more in demand and continues to achieve record prices at auction.

This highly regarded painter and sculptor is considered by many to be the most important artist working in the northwest today. He is represented in many public and corporate collections in the UK, France and Hong Kong and in private collections throughout the world.

WORKS

“Standing Nude”

“Standing Nude”

Geoffrey Key mixed media on paper. Signed & dated '78. Image size 51x36cm £3,750

“Trees in the Park”

“Trees in the Park”

Geoffrey Key mixed media with collage. Signed & dated '75. Image size 35x46cm £3,500

“Drummer”

“Drummer”

Geoffrey Key mixed media on paper. Signed & dated '97. Image size 26x34cm £2,250

“Ma On Shan, New Territories”

“Ma On Shan, New Territories”

Geoffrey Key mixed media on paper. Signed & dated '94. Image size 33x23cm £2,000

“Standing male figure”

“Standing male figure”

Geoffrey Key mixed media on paper. Signed & dated 22.9.90. Image size 26x13cm £1,500

“The Striker Study”

“The Striker Study”

Geoffrey Key oil on canvas. Signed & dated (20)19. Archive Ref: GK446719 Size 31x41cm £6,300

“Study in Grey”

“Study in Grey”

Mixed media on paper. Signed & dated (19)90. Size 14x17cm SOLD

“Lute Player”

“Lute Player”

Mixed media on paper. Signed & dated (19)84. Size 51x36cm £3250

“Hillside Road”

“Hillside Road”

Oil on board. Signed & dated (19)87. Size 31x46cm SOLD

“Drummer”

“Drummer”

Mixed media on paper. Signed & dated (19)97. Size 26x35cm approx

“Fruit Pan”

“Fruit Pan”

Oils on canvas. Signed & dated (20)17. Size 66x51cm approx.

“Brooding Hills”

“Brooding Hills”

Geoffrey Key oils on canvas. Signed & dated (20)15. Size 51x11cm approx. £8,500