How Yorkshire's landscape has influenced generations of artists

From its towns and cities to the rolling hills, this week we take a look at five artists who have found their inspiration in Yorkshire.

Atkinson Grimshaw, Boar Lane, Leeds.

Boar Lane, Leeds by Lamplight: Atkinson Grimshaw was born in Leeds in 1836 to strict Baptist parents who weren’t particularly happy when he abandoned his job with Great Northern Railway to pursue a career in art. However, he became one of the Victorian period’s most renowned artists.

Winter Timber: No list of iconic Yorkshire paintings would be complete without David Hockney. With a bright palette of colours, the Bradford-born artist has taken the Yorkshire Wolds to the world and this one, made of 16 individual canvases, is one of his very best

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A Bit of Runswick: Mark Senior (1862-1927) was a member of the Staithes Group of artists who sought their inspiration in the area’s isolated communities. His post-Impressionist style was perfectly suited to capturing the rugged beauty of the coastline.

David Hockney, Winter Timber.

A Study of Robin Hood’s Bay: While she may be best known for her sculptures, Barbara Hepworth was also a skilled watercolourist. On a visit to the coast, she was inspired by the landscape and this particular work was the view from the house where she stayed.

Kirkby Lonsdale Churchyard: JMW Turner may have been born in London, but he spent much time in Yorkshire. He captured everywhere from Knaresborough to Bolton Abbey and this watercolour was typical of his style. When it went on sale in 2012 it fetched £217,000.

Mark Senior, A Bit of Runswick Bay.
Barbara Hepworth, A Study of Runswick Bay.
JMW Turner, Kirkby Lonsdale Churchyard.
David Hockney, Winter Timber.
Mark Senior, A Bit of Runswick Bay.
Barbara Hepworth, A Study of Runswick Bay.
JMW Turner, Kirkby Lonsdale Churchyard.