WHITING, Frederic

1872 - 1962

Frederic Whiting, was 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. Frederic was educated at Deal and 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 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. 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'. Frederic Whiting was of Tall Trees, Godstone, Surrey when he died at Netherne Hospital, Coulsden, Surrey on 1 August 1962, aged 89. He signed his works 'Frederic Whiting' in block letters.

In 'Contemporary British Artists 1929' his birth year is given incorrectly as 1874

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