Trevor Grimshaw was born in 1947 in Hyde, Cheshire, and joined Stockport College of Art from 1963 to 1968. Grimshaw created a distinct style, mostly in monochrome, using oils, charcoal, and graphite to create atmospheric, stylized pictures of the Northern industrial environment.
A prolific exhibitor in the United Kingdom (including the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Academy in the 1970′s), Grimshaw also showed significantly in the United States and Germany. LS Lowry, Edward Heath, the Warburton Family, and Gerald Kaufman all have Grimshaw work in their own collections.
The Tate Gallery, Salford Art Gallery, Stockport Art Gallery, Bury Art Gallery, Astley Cheetham, Granada Television, North West Arts, and the B.B.C. are among the public collections that contain his work.
Trevor created a series of lithographs for Christies Contemporary Art and illustrated “The Singing Street,” a book of poetry by Mike Harding.
Trevor Grimshaw died in a home fire in 2001. He had his final display in 1996, and a large retrospective exhibition of his work was presented at Stockport Art Gallery in 2004.