Bob Crossley

Bob CROSSLEY (1912-2010)

was a well known abstract artist of the St Ives School. He was born in Northwich, Cheshire and was raised in Rochdale, Lancashire. After war service, Crossley attended art classes at the Mid Day Studios in Manchester and he later exhibited there and at the Manchester Academy of Fine Art. Bob Crossley moved from Rochdale to St Ives in Cornwall in 1959 and soon became interested in abstraction, having had encouragement from Terry Frost and others. He was elected a member of the Penwith Society 1960 and of the Newlyn Society 1961, and had three large one-man shows with the Penwith Society in 1979, 1987 and 1999. During the mid 1960s, Crossley lived and worked in London for a few years, during which time he developed his interest in printmaking. He returned to Cornwall in the early 1970s and for many years maintained a studio at Portmeor. Bob Crossley is represented by several works in the collection of Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service.

Current Works