Glen Norcliffe is professor of geography at York University, Toronto. He grew up in the industrial north of England. Having completed his education at the universities of Cambridge, Toronto, and Bristol, in 1970 he joined the faculty of York University. his interests in industrial location and regional labour markets have taken him for extended periods to Kenya, France, and the United Kingdom. During the last decade his research interests have broadened to include the artistic representation of landscape, particularly the painting of modern industry.