HOGGATT, William

1879 - 1961

William Hoggatt

William Hoggatt, was born at 10 Garret Street, Lancaster on 1 September and baptised at Christ's, Lancaster on 21 October 1879, son of James Hoggatt, a joiner/carpenter, and his wife Margaret Ann née Stalker (1859-), who married Lancaster earlier that year. William won a scholarship, which he did not take up, to Royal College of Arts and was apprenticed to a local stained glass maker, continuing his studies at the Storey Institute, Lancaster. Hoggatt studied at the Académie Julian in Paris at the turn of the 19th century and exhibited at the Paris Salon D'Automne in 1903. Whilst working on a commission at the Tate Gallery in London he became acquainted with his future wife Daisy, known as Dazine, Archer (1879-1968), sister of Leonard Archer who managed the pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1879-1961), and they eloped to the Isle of Man where they married on 20 April 1907. In 1911, William was a 31 year old artist painter, boarding at Glen View Terrace, Port Erin, Rushen, Isle of Man with his 31 year old wife Dazine. William worked in oil, watercolour and pastel and after his move to the Isle of Man, painted mainly Manx subjects, many of which were of scenes within walking distance of his home in Port Erin and was a prolific and widespread exhibitor, especially at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, also exhibiting at the Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Scottish Society of Painters; Law Association Rooms, Liverpool and Hampstead Art Centre. Elected an Associate of the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists in 1920 and was president of the Manx Artists. In 1934 he won the competition to design a stained glass window commemorating the work of (Thomas Edward) T E Brown (1830-1897), the Isle of Man's national poet. In 1933, he exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from The Darragh, Port Erin two works, 'The Farm Yard' and 'The Passing Train'. He lived at Port St Mary until about 1920, then at Ballafurt Road, The Darragh, Port Erin, which became one of the islands intellectual centres. His works are in the Manx Museum Art Gallery and in the collections of public galleries in Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham and Preston as well as several Australian galleries. He died at Port Erin on 4 June 1961. He signed his works 'William Hoggatt' printed letters.

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