1846

Taught

1851-1854

Thomas Gaunt

Principal

Taught

1880-1920

Mark Senior

Artist (Painter) and Teacher

1900

Studied

1902-1904

Percy Hague Jowett

Artist and Educationalist. Principal of the Royal University of Art 1935-47

Studied

1908-1914

John Cecil Stephenson

Abstract Artist and pioneer of Modernism

A painter of abstracts and figurative work, in 1919 Stephenson took on Sikert's studio in Hampstead, where he was later joined by Herbert Read, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. His paintings also show the influence of Hungarian artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, who taught at the Bauhaus in Germany before moving to London in 1935, living not far from Stephenson.

 

Studied & Taught

1902-1928

Harold Holden

Artist, Teacher and Principal

Studied

1907-1913

Jacob Kramer

Ukrainian-born painter, Jacob Kramer was one of the first artists in England to exhibit
expressionist paintings in 1912 and a central figure of the Leeds Art Movement
in the 1930s.

Studied & Taught

1912-1914

Henry Carr

Artist (Landscape and Portrait Painter). Taught from 1919-1920.

1920
Henry Moore
Dame Barbara Hepworth

Studied & Taught

1931-1936

Frank Lisle

Artist, Teacher and Principal.

Taught from 1946-1977.

Studied

1932-1938

Molly Field

Artist (Painter)

Kenneth Armitage CBE
1940
Bernard Schottlander

Taught

1945-1956

Edward E Pullée

Principal

Studied

1947-1949

Colin Millward

Advertising Executive

Creative Director at influential advertising agency Collette Dickenson & Pearce

Laurie Burt

1948-1955

Laurie Burt

Sculptor and Teacher.

Taught 1955-1960

1950

Taught

1950-1969

Ron Holmes

Artist, Teacher, Designer

Taught

1956-1959

Sir Terry Frost

Sir Terry Frost was an English Abstract Artist, who worked in Newlyn, Cornwall.  In 1992, he was elected a Royal Academician and was knighted in 2000. 

Taught

1956-1970

Harry Thubron

Artist and Pioneering Art Teacher

Studied & Taught

1956-1958

Stass Paraskos

Artist and Teacher. Taught 1961-1969

Taught

1956-1970

Eric Taylor

Artist, Teacher and Principal

Studied

1958

Ron Collins

Advertising Creative (CDP and WCRS)

1960

Artist & Teacher

1960-1964

Laimonis Mierins

Artist & Teacher. Taught 1965-1994

Alison Britton OBE

Taught

1968-1969

George Brecht

Conceptual Artist and Avant-garde Composer

Taught

1969

Robert Filliou

Fluxus Artist

Robert Filliou was a French artist producing works as an ‘action poet’ and
sculptor.  He came to Leeds Arts University in 1969 to teach with Robin Page and George Brecht, where he staged a game that became multiple art works named ‘Leeds’ in 1976.

Studied

1968-1969

Tony Scott

Film Director and Producer

1980

Studied

1982-1983

Marcus Harvey

Artist

Marcus Harvey studied at Leeds Arts University before going on to graduate from Goldsmiths University in 1986.  During his time in Leeds he became a close friend of Damien Hirst.  Harvey is one of the Young British Artists (YBAs), he is known for his portrayal of Moors murderer Myra Hindley shown in the Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in 1997.

Studied

1983-1984

Clio Barnard

Film Director

Clio Barnard is a British director of documentary and feature films. She won critical acclaim and multiple awards for her debut, The Arbor, an experimental documentary about Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar.  In 2013 her film The Selfish Giant premiered in the Director's Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival.  

ART IS ABOUT LIFE AND IT CAN'T REALLY BE ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE THERE ISN'T ANYTHING ELSE

Damien Hirst

Studied

1998-1999

Omar Kashoura

Menswear Designer

Omar Kashoura launched his own brand, Omar Kashoura, in 2008. He taught at Central Saint Martins from 2012-2015.  In 2015 he was appointed Menswear Design Manager, Senior Designer at Vivienne Westwood. 

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