GATES, William Henry

1854 - 1935

William Henry Gates was born at Paddington, London on 15 December 1854 and baptised at St James the Great, Bethnal Green on 1 April 1855, son of William Henry Gates, a plasterer, and his wife Ann née Mills, who married at Lambeth in 1851. In 1861, young William was a 6-year-old living at 6 Orchard Street, Kensington, London with his parents, 37-year-old William and 38-year-old Ann with siblings, Emily Ann 9 and Lilly 1. William studied at the Royal College of Art and married at New Cross, London in 1881, Ellen Maria Bartlett (1854-1929). In 1891, a 36-year-old teacher in a school of drawing, living at Dunstall Road, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire with his wife Ellen and three daughters, Annie 7 and Edith Mary 5, both born in Fulham, London, and Gertrude Minnie 4, born at Wolverhampton. In 1911, the 55-year-old headmaster at Coalbrookdale School of Art, living at 19 Paradise, Ironbridge, Madeley, Shropshire with his 57-year-old wife Ellen Maria and their four daughters which included Lily Marian 16, born in Shropshire. William exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from Redvers Cottage, East Allons, Combe Martin, Devon in 1923, two oil paintings 'View of the Wrekin, Coalbrookdale, Shropshire' and a 'Decorative Panel', in 1932, two oils 'The Old Bridge at Cressage, Shropshire' and 'Buildwas Abbey, Shropshire' and one in 1933 'Peonies'. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy; the Walker Art Gallery; the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. The author of 'The Art of Drawing the Human Figure Simplified' and an enlarged edition of 'Spark's Anatomy'. William Henry Gates died at East Allons, Combe Martin, Barnstable, Devon on 20 March 1935, aged 80. He signed his works 'William H. Gates'.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Conway Villas, Dunstall Road, Wolverhampton
1888 2036 A Study from Life - statuette
from Fair View, Ironbridge, Shropshire
1924 528 Violets

Works by This Artist