Geoffrey Key was born in Manchester, England, in 1941. His early education was at Manchester's High School of Art. In 1958 he commenced degree and post graduate studies at the Manchester Regional College of Art, from where he gained the National Diploma of Design and the Diploma of Associateship of Manchester; the latter with distinction, leading to a postgraduate scholarship in sculpture.
His academic awards include the Heywood medal in Fine Art and the Guthrie Bond Travelling Scholarship. His work is exhibited widely and features in important public, corporate and private art throughout the world. Messums Gallery, London, have recently put on two exhibitions of Geoffrey’s work, gaining him a national reputation as a leading northern artist.
David Gunning, director, Todmorden Fine Art: '...we have watched his reputation grow both nationally and internationally. He is an excellent draughtsman, a brilliant colourist and he has an apparently inexhaustible imagination.
American Club News, Hong Kong: 'First impressions of Geoffrey Key's work reveal confidence, dedication, purpose and sincerity. More exciting than Braque…, he conveys a classical quality with no question of imitation. His images are uncompromisingly commanding'