Bob was born in Northwich, Cheshire, and schooled in Rochdale. After an early career in the North of England, he served in the RAF from 1941-45. After the war he began to show his work in exhibitions nationally, and was elected to the Manchester Academy in 1950.
From 1959 Crossley made his home in St Ives, Cornwall and in London, showing with the Penwith Society of Artists, the Newlyn Society of Artists, Rainyday Gallery (Penzance) and in various London galleries.
works and access
Works incl: Daffodils
NSA 1995 list; resigned
misc further info
Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945
Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn/Diary of a Gallery p197
Tate (1985) St Ives 1939-64 25 Years of Painting, Sculpture and Pottery;
W H Lane Sales Catalogue 2/12/2010 (illus)
Whybrow (2013) St Ives: The Story of Porthmeor Studios;