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Snow Drift, Clear Sky

© the artist. Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

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Keith Grant was born in Liverpool. He attended Willesden Art School then went to the Royal College of Art. A trip to Iceland as a student began an ongoing devotion to landscape painting and a great love of the Arctic region, stating that “It is in the North and only in the North, that I sense the value of my life.” Attracted to isolated incidents of nature, a subject that was to inspire him for the majority of his career, Grant sees his work as similar to pages in a diary, documenting his journeys through painting to give the viewer an experience or sense of the untouched parts of the world. This particular work was purchased from a solo exhibition held at Rochdale Art Gallery in 1976 of more than 100 of Grant’s works.

Touchstones Rochdale





oil on canvas


H 121.5 x W 91.2 cm

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purchased from the artist, 1976

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Touchstones Rochdale

The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL16 1AQ England

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