Fred Yates Paintings

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Fred Yates
Children Playing
Oil on canvas, 152 x 210mm

Fred Yates picture for sale - Children Playing

Fred Yates
Original Drawing, 140 x 193mm

Fred Yates picture for sale -The Cast

Fred Yates
Going up to Heaven
Original Illustration, 360 x 250mm

Fred Yates
In the Street
Original Drawing, 200 x 190mm

Yates In the Street

Fred Yates
Listening In
Original Illustration, 186 x 253mm

Listening by Yates

Fred Yates
Original Drawing, 140 x 193mm

Fred Yates drawing

Fred Yates
Born in 1922, Fred Yates grew up in Urmston, a suburb of Manchester. His career as an insurance clerk was cut short by the outbreak of war and he served in the Grenadier Guards until 1945 when he returned to Manchester as a painter and decorator. Untutored, but with tremendous self-discipline, Fred began to paint pictures of the rich industrial architecture of Manchester, the red brick terraces and the commotion and humour of street life - a theme that the artist is still concerned with, even in his recent paintings.

He subsequently enrolled on a teacher training course at Bournemouth College of Art and in 1950 won a travelling scholarship to Rome and Florence. He taught for twenty years battling continuously against artistic sophistication, for him, beauty resided in "simplicity and a child's mind". In 1969 Fred gave up teaching and moved to Cornwall to enable him to devote all his energy to painting. While he still painted scenes, remembered from his childhood in Manchester, he also worked on sunnier landscapes, new faces and activities that surrounded him.

His paintings are included in many private and public collections including Brighton and Hove Art Gallery, Liverpool University, the University of Warwick, Torquay Art Gallery and Russell Coates Gallery Bournemouth.

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