Joseph Appleyard, (1908-1960)
A brief biography by, his son, David
One of four brothers and two sisters Joe was forever drawing in and around the family Tannery in Appleyard Lane, Armley.
Upon leaving school he attended local evening classes at Leeds School of Art where his fondness of animals gave rise to his interest in Romany and Circus life.
Gaining a job in window display and general advertising Joe's painting was limited to weekends and weekday evenings putting down the scenes he was beginning to love and know so well, Airedale, Wharfedale and Washburn Valleys.
His first exhibited painting, an architectural study of Adel Church Porch, one of two hundred at The Yorkshire Artist's Exhibition at Leed
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