Fred Yates 1922-2008

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.

Fred died in London on 7th July 2008
Fred Yates

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Fred Yates - Afternoon Walk

Fred Yates

Afternoon Walk

Oil on Board

7.75 x 14.5 ins (19.68 x 36.83 cms)

Price: £3,250.00

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Fred Yates - At the Beach

Fred Yates

At the Beach

Acrylic on Board

17 x 35 ins (43.18 x 88.90 cms)

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Fred Yates - Country Lane

Fred Yates

Country Lane

Oil on Board

9½ x 13 ins (24.13 x 33.02 cms)

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Fred Yates - French River

Fred Yates

French River

Oil on canvas

23¾ x 28¾ ins (60.33 x 73.03 cms)

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Fred Yates - La Terrazza, Genoa

Fred Yates

La Terrazza, Genoa

Watercolour

18 x 24½ ins (45.72 x 62.23 cms)

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Fred Yates - Late Night Shopping In The High Street

Acrylic on Canvas

35 x 47¾ ins (88.90 x 121.29 cms)

Price: £7,800.00

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Fred Yates - Manchester Folk in the Park

Acrylic on Board

33 x 41 ins (83.82 x 104.14 cms)

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Fred Yates - Railway Bridge

Fred Yates

Railway Bridge

Acrylic on Board

10 x 12 ins (25.40 x 30.48 cms)

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Fred Yates - Stockport Market

Fred Yates

Stockport Market

Acrylic on Canvas

39½ x 39½ ins (100.33 x 100.33 cms)

Price: £8,500.00

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Fred Yates - The Crowd

Fred Yates

The Crowd

Acrylic on Board

18½ x 24½ ins (46.99 x 62.23 cms)

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Fred Yates - The Village Bridge

Fred Yates

The Village Bridge

Oil on Board

17¾ x 23½ ins (45.09 x 59.69 cms)

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Fred Yates - Viaduct

Fred Yates

Viaduct

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 18 ins (91.44 x 45.72 cms)

Price: £6,250.00

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