Roger Hampson, was born in Tyldesly, Lancashire, and is well known for his paintings, drawings, lino prints and mono prints of the
industrial surroundings in which he was brought up with mining scenes, mill scenes and street scenes and pictures of the people that he encountered in these surroundings.
Roger Hampson studied at Manchester College of Art from 1946 – 1952 and followed a career in teaching art becoming the principal at Bolton College of Art & Design from 1978 to 1986 he was also a graphic designer with a succession of Manchester firms.
Hampson painted what he knew – real people in real places doing everyday things. He was motivated to paint a landscape and way of life that he knew was fast disappearing. A busy factory scene, a quiet landscape, men on their way for a day’s work at the
mine, old people with wrinkly faces, and women in head scarves and rollers.
He was elected president of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts from 1969 to 1976.