David Wright (1929 – 2013)
Hebden Bridge based artist and founder of Artsmill David Wright passed away on the 14 May 2013 after a short illness.
He founded and continued to be the driving force of Artsmill and was responsible for bringing exhibitions by some of the biggest names in the art world to West Yorkshire including Goya, Matisse, Paula Rego and Quentin Blake.
David’s artistic career spanned six decades and culminated in a major retrospective exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Pakistan in 2008, a collaboration with the University of Bradford, where it had also been shown. Many of David’s paintings can be seen at the University on permanent display.
He was a great supporter of the arts at the University and a regular attendee of exhibitions at Gallery II.
His wisdom, humour, generosity, professionalism and sense of fair play made him many friends. He will missed greatly by his friends and colleagues and is survived by his wife Judy and his children Georgia, Dominique, Joss and Jake.