George Busby

1926 - 2005

From 1926 until his death in 2005, George Busby lived in the West Midlands.  George had been a highly respected artist and a graphic designer for most of his life, initially studying at the Birmingham College of Art.  His distinctive ink and wash technique was instantly recognisable.  The farm buildings and varied landscapes of the Lake District and the architecture he drew when regularly visiting Italy were his favourite subjects.
George Busby was a regular exhibitor at the Mall Galleries in London and his work is represented in the permanent collection of the National Library of Wales, and in numerous private collections including royal collections throughout the UK and many other countries.
He was commissioned to illustrate numerous calendars for Courage Breweries, Abbey National Building Society, Amoco Oil Company and in addition to his usual architectural and industrial illustration, he completed a series of calendars featuring endangered species of wildlife.
George Busby was a member of the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, the Society of Graphic Artists and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
An artist of the utmost ability who was truly committed to recording the social history of our towns, cities and villages.

Additional Info

  • Media Watercolour
  • Size 30x46cm
  • Price £595

Additional Info

  • Media Mixed media
  • Size 29x46cm
  • Price £495

Additional Info

  • Media Watercolour
  • Size 30x40cm
  • Price £650


If approaching the gallery from Penrith or the M6 heading East on the A66 there is a major diversion in place to the gallery via Motherby. Instead of this we would recommend taking the first turning right to Newbiggin shortly after the Rheged roundabout, follow the road through the village and then turn left as you come out of the village. Follow the road up the hill past the recycling centre and turn right at the bend where you will see our brown tourist board sign, follow the lane and signs to the gallery. Altenatively take B5288 from Penrith to Greystoke turning left left to the gallery less than a quarter of a mile out of Greystoke.

Otherwise please follow the diversion signs on the A66 - they will successfully get you here but it will take 10 minutes longer.

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