WHITING, Frederic[k]

1872 - 1962

As Frederick Whiting, he was born at 6 Steeles Terrace, Havelock Hill, Hampstead, London on 24 July 1872, son of Alfred Whiting (c1845-29 March 1932), a linen draper, and his first wife Julia Grace Taylor (1849-1899), third daughter of John Taylor of London and late of Hoxne, Suffolk, who married at Hampstead Old Church, London on 10 March 1869. Known as Frederic, he was educated at Deal and studied at St Mark's College, Chelsea, the Royal Academy Schools and then at the Académie Julian in Paris. In 1891, Frederic was 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 Alfred (1871-1902), Harry George 17 and Edward Thomas (1878-1919). Frederic taught at Heatherley School of Fine Art with Iain McNab (1890-1967) 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 and in 1921 a 48-year-old artist living at 38 Pembridge Villas, Kensington, London with his 48-year-old wife Phyllis and a general servant. A widely travelled painter of mostly 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 Watercolour. As well as exhibiting at these venues he also exhibited at the Royal Academy; Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Walker Art Gallery, also showing at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1923, 'Saddling at a Point-to-Point'. Frederic Whiting was of Tall Trees, Godstone, Surrey when he died at Netherne Hospital, Coulsdon, Surrey on 1 August 1962, aged 89. He signed his works 'Frederic Whiting' in block letters.

In 'Contemporary British Artists 1929' and 'Directory of British Artists' his birth year is given incorrectly as 1874 and copied elsewhere.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 142 Brecknock Road, Northwest London
1906 1375 Dorothy - etching
from 115 Gower Street, Westcentral London
1907 1385 An Accident - etching
         1389 A Gentleman of the Road - etching
1911 143 A Skewbald Pony
1912 182 Charles Garvice, Esq., and his daughters Winifred and Olive
1913 788 The Springtime of Life - Portrait Group
from 2 Alma Studios, Kensington
1914 565 Children of Mrs Murray Guthrie, of Torosay
         577 Edward, son of Sir Arthur Lyulph Stanley, K.G., M.G.
1918 543 H. P. Stevens, Esq., D.Sc.
1919 262 The Rise
1920 184 Children of Sir John Duthie
         324 Francis Ellerton-Hill
from 38 Pembroke Villas, Bayswater, West London
1921 182 The Earth-Stopper
         311 Rear Admiral V. Barkly Molteno, C.B., A.D.C.
from 1 Logan Studios, Logan Place, West London
1922 147 Sir James Crichton-Browne
         214 Two Jockeys
1923 192 Holiday in Scotland
         212 Children of Mr and Mrs Ralph Morel
1924 93 Boy and Girl
         250 Isaac Seligman, Esq.
1925 345 The Sculptor
1926 534 The Garden of Youth
         567 His Grace the Most Rev. Charles d'Arcy, D.D., Primate of all Ireland
from 8 Gloucester Mansions, Southwest London
1929 373 Summer Morning
         379 Mrs Cecil Hewitt
1930 673 Sir Robert Armstong-Jones, C.B.E., M.D., F.R.C.P.
         685 March Wind
1932 314 An Old French Lady
         415 The Old Berkeley Hunt: The Master and Mrs Stanley Barrett
1933 337 The children of Mr and Mrs E. J. Proctor
         441 Leafy June
from 22 Aubrey Walk, Campden Hill, West London
1934 627 The Children's Hour
         649 Early Morning Ride
1935 399 The Riding Lesson
1936 327 Riding School
         468 His Late Majesty King George V riding in Hyde Park
1937 438 The Jockey
         666 The Bear
1938 319 Young Riders Resting
         505 Fox-hunter
         570 Blue and Gold
from 2 Alma Studios, Stratford Road, West London
1939 379 The Artist's Wife
1947 486 Land Girl
1953 186 The Park
1956 197 Near Etaples, France
         307 White Pony
1959 995 The Tow-path - watercolour

Works by This Artist