WHITING, Frederic

1872 - 1962

Frederic Whiting was born at Hampstead, London in the 3rd quarter of 1872, son of Alfred Whiting (c1845-29 March 1932) 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. Frederic 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's 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 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 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

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, 1925, 1926, 1929,

from 8 Gloucester Mansions, Southwest London
1930 673 Sir Robert Armstong-Jones, C.B.E., M.D., F.R.C.P.
         685 March Wind
1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947, 1953, 1956, 1959

Works by This Artist