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, 6 year old William was 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. 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, a 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 from Redvers Cottage, East Allons, Combe Martin, Devon at the Ipswich Fine Art Club 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 both paintings and sculpture, at the Royal Academy; the Walker Art Gallery; the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. Author of 'The Art of Drawing the Human Figure Simplified' and an enlarged edition of 'Spark's Anatomy'. He died at East Allons, Combe Martin, Barnstable, Devon on 20 March 1935, aged 80. He signed his works 'William H. Gates'.

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