Trevor Grimshaw (1947 – 2001) was born in Hyde, Cheshire. He studied at the Stockport College of Art from 1963 to 1968. He became most celebrated for his atmospheric black and grey graphite portrayal of post-industrial Britain with his drawings of canals; viaducts; steam trains and industrial smoking chimneys, sometimes set in moonlit urban landscapes. Monoliths and megaliths were also frequently-used subjects.
He had over 40 one-man exhibitions in this country and abroad with works being shown in many mixed exhibitions including the Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy and Paris Salon.
Grimshaw’s work has always been admired and purchased by many of his fellow artists as well as by numerous private collectors, and was included in the collections of L.S. Lowry; Geoffrey Key; Alan J Thompson; Lawrence Ives; Edward Heath; the Warburton Family; Gerald Kaufman. Public collections where his work is represented include The Tate Gallery; Salford Art Gallery; Stockport Art Gallery; Bury Art Gallery; Astley Cheetham. His work is also held at Granada Television; North West Arts and the B.B.C.
Tragically, Trevor Grimshaw died in a house fire in 2001. In 2004 a major retrospective exhibition was held at Stockport Art Gallery in celebration of his life and work.