Leeds Nostalgia: Leeds Old Masters

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Back in the sixties Mr Joseph Appleyard was putting the finishing touches to his picture of the fourth test at Headingley which became just one of many paintings with Leeds connections.

Time and patience did not always apply as speed painter Ken Rose demonstrated in 1982 when he showed that he could knock up a landscape in under five minutes.

Yorkshire artist Joe Scarborough was on hand in 1981 to help these children fill in their half term holiday by painting some giant drawings at the Bond Street Centre and in the same year Major William Temple Lipscomb, who had faced the bowling of W G Grace was presented with this fine portrait for his 100th birthday.

In 1979 Leeds painter Graeme Willson said that he was completely “over awed” when he learned that he had been commissioned to paint three pictures for York Minster. He had been selected from a group of around a dozen painters for this distinction.

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