WHITING , Frederic

1872 - 1962

Born at Hampstead, London in the 3rd quarter of 1872, son of Alfred Whiting and his wife Julia Grace née Taylor, who was born at Hoxne, Suffolk and married at Hampstead in 1869. Educated at Deal, at St Mark's College, Chelsea, the Royal Academy Schools and then studied art at Académie Julian, Paris. In 1891, an 18 year old 'artist apprentice' living at Turnpike Lane, Hornsey, Middlesex with his parents, 46 year old Alfred, 'living on own means' and 41 year old Julia with three sibling brothers, Ernest A. 19, Harry George 17 and Edward T. 13. Frederic taught at Heatherley School of Fine Art with Iain McNab and Bernard Adams (1878-1965) also working for 'The Graphic' as war correspondent, covering the Chinese and Russo-Japanese War. In 1911, a 38 year old unmarried 'artist painter' living at 115 Gower Street, St Pancras, London. A widely travelled painter of mainly portraits and an Associate of the Royal Society of British Artists 1911, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 1918, Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1915, Royal Society of Portrait Painters 1914 and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colour. As well as exhibiting at these venues he also exhibited at the Royal Academy, Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Liverpool Walker Art Gallery, also showing at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1923 'Saddling at a Point-to-Point'. As Frederick Whiting he died in Surrey on 1 August 1962, aged 89.

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