Geoffrey W Birks 1929-1993

Geoffrey Woolsey Birks was born in Leeds, Yorkshire. He attended Bradford College of Art for 2 years as a full-time student and studied privately in the tuition of F.C. Jones RA. He worked mainly in the textile trade in the industrial towns of Yorkshire and the North of England, rising to the position of Production Director.
Realising that the Northern industrial scene was in decline along with its inherent characters, and skyline, he decided to capture some of these fast disappearing aspects of the past. In doing so he caught the humour and atmosphere of the Northern character both in the people and landscape. His 'trade mark' being his version of a black cat, Whiskers, which appears somewhere in all his pictures.
He was an internationally recognised artist, having exhibited his work in the U.K, Canada, U.S.A, Australia and South Africa.
After a long fight against cancer throughout which he continued business as usual, he died at his home in Pudsey in December 1993

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Geoffrey W  Birks - Factories and Fairground

Geoffrey W Birks

Factories and Fairground

Oil on Board

20 x 24 ins (50.80 x 60.96 cms)

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Geoffrey W  Birks - Figures at a Factory Entrance

Oil on Board

20 x 25½ ins (50.80 x 64.77 cms)

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Geoffrey W  Birks - Heckmondwike Market

Geoffrey W Birks

Heckmondwike Market

Pen and Ink

9 x 11¼ ins (22.86 x 28.58 cms)

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Geoffrey W  Birks - Industrial Townscape with Figures

Oil on Board

24 x 27¼ ins (60.96 x 69.22 cms)

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Geoffrey W  Birks - Monday Morning

Geoffrey W Birks

Monday Morning

Oil on Board

33½ x 42 ins (85.09 x 106.68 cms)

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Geoffrey W  Birks - Our Family

Geoffrey W Birks

Our Family

Watercolour

10 x 10¼ ins (25.40 x 26.04 cms)

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Geoffrey W  Birks - Red Tram

Geoffrey W Birks

Red Tram

Oil on Board

11¼ x 9¼ ins (28.58 x 23.50 cms)

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Geoffrey W  Birks - T'Mill

Geoffrey W Birks

T'Mill

Oil on canvas

14 x 18 ins (35.56 x 45.72 cms)

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