Peter Brook was born in 1927 in Scholes, West Yorkshire into a farming family. He was educated at Barnsley Grammar School and then at Goldsmith's teacher training College, London. After two years national service in the RAF he became a teacher at Raistrick Secondary Modern and then Sowerby Bridge Grammar where he taught art from 1949 until 1977. He had his first solo exhibition in 1960 at Wakefield City Art Gallery and continued to have many successful exhibitions over the next five decades. Peter loved to paint the Yorkshire landscape and nostalgic scenes of Pennine life, often depicting himself and his dog and attributing humourous and thought-provoking titles to many of his paintings.
Sadly Peter died in 2009.