Artist and poet, born in Rossett, Denbighshire, who studied foundation under Maurice Cockrill at Liverpool College of Art and Design, 1970–1, gaining an honours degree with tutor Brendan Neiland at Manchester Regional College of Art and Design, 1971–4. He was a speaker at the Workers’ Educational Association, 1995, and life drawing tutor, Bluecoat Chambers, 1996, both in Liverpool where he lived. Corbett’s prizes and awards included a Merseyside Contemporary Artists Exhibition Purchase Prize, 1988; International German Art Prize, St Lukas Academy, Memmelsdorf, 1998; and a Vincent van Gogh Award there, 2000; and an International Peace Prize, United Cultural Convention, America, 2002. In 1996–7, Corbett was the originator of Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)