Geoffrey Clarke was born in Derbyshire to parents who encouraged his early artistic instincts. His father was an architect and an etcher with his own press which Clarke was encouraged to use, later becoming a talented printmaker in his own right. After studying at Preston School of Art and Manchester School of Art, Clarke served in the War with the RAF. He returned to his studies at Lancaster and Morecambe School of Arts and Crafts before moving to the Royal College of Art.
His work is held in many prestigious public and private collections around the world. Pangolin London represents the estate of Geoffrey Clarke.