Born in Cheshire in 1912, Bob Crossley was to spend much of his childhood and formative adult years living in Rochdale, to the north west of Manchester. Leaving school aged 14, Bob trained as a sign writer before entering the RAF during the second world war. Upon demobilisation he attended drawing classes and joined the Rochdale Art Society and was accepted into the Manchester Academy of Arts, building on his apparent skill on success with his first London solo exhibition at the Reid Gallery in 1960.
Drawn to the artist community of St. Ives, Bob was to move.....
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