Conrad Atkinson Internationally renowned artist Conrad Atkinson dies aged 82

Cumbria Crack Oct 17, 2022

An internationally renowned Cumbrian artist who created Cleator Moor’s iconic mining monuments has died at the age of 82.

Conrad Atkinson, of Cleator Moor, was born in 1940 and worked as both a teacher and mixed media artist. His work was often considered controversial and regularly referred to social and political themes.

One of his most recognisable Cumbrian works of art is his memorial sculpture for West Cumbrian iron ore miners in Cleator Moor.

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