Fred Yates Original Watercolour Hand Signed Vintage Painting Train Station.
Signed by the artist bottom right.
This is an exceptional investment opportunity to acquire an extraordinary and rare original work of art.
Watercolour on medium white stock. The artwork itself measures approximately 38cm x 28cm (15 x 11in).
The work is in excellent condition and would benefit greatly from an appropriate framing. Sketches to verso.
It is an ORIGINAL WORK and NOT a lithograph or print of any kind. It is certainly a stunning and interestingly different piece.
A rare opportunity to acquire a truly terrific ORIGINAL. Private collection UK.
Please examine the images carefully as they are part of this condition report.
Fred Yates 1922-2008
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.