HAYES, Frederick William

1848 - 1918

Frederick William Hayes was born at New Ferry Terrace, Lower Bebington, Wirral, Cheshire on 13 July 1848, eldest child of William Woolhouse Hayes (3 February 1812-20 August 1884), a tar distiller, and his wife Mary Pilkington née Cobb, who married at Carnarvon in Wales in 1847. In 1851, Frederick was a 2-year-old, living at Bebington with his parents, 37-year-old William and 36-year-old Mary, with a younger sibling, 1 year old Edwin, and they retained two servants, William and Mary went on to have two daughters. Frederick trained as an architect in Ipswich and then studied painting at Liverpool and in 1870 moved to London as a pupil to artist Henry Dawson (1811-1878) but in 1872, returned to Liverpool where he was the founder of the local Watercolour Society. An architect, painter, playwright, musician, and an historical author whose 'The Great Revolution of 1905' was one of his most notable works. About 1890 he turned his attention to illustration and over the next 20 years or so produced over 3,000 drawings mostly in black & white. Hayes exhibited at the Royal Academy 1872-1891 including 'Sunset on the Formby Sands' and 'Her Last Berth'. He married firstly at Chelsea in 1872, Ellen Bowe (1848-1881) and in 1881 he returned to live at 12 Linden Gardens, Chiswick, Brentford, London where he was living in 1881, a married artist with a 3-year-old daughter Minnie Chetwynd Hayes, who was born at Matlock, Derbyshire. He married secondly Lancashire in 1882, Eliza Stratford and in 1891, a 42-year-old artist, living at Westcroft Square, Hammersmith, London with his 32-year-old wife Eliza with two children Gladys Linden 8 and Gerald Ravenscourt 2. In 1911, still at the same address, with the addition of two more children Arthur Norman Chetwynd 13 and Enid Phyllis Ravenscourt 10. Frederick William Hayes was of 12 Westcroft Square, Ravenscourt Park when he died at 1 Heath Cottages, Hampstead, London on 7 September 1918.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Freshfields, Liverpool
1872 24 Hartel Fell
         529 Sunset on the Formby Sand-hills
1877 828 The Rivals: Caernarvon Bay
from Knaresborough House, Knaresborough Road, South Kensington
1880 526 Llyn Du, Caernarvonshire
         761 Over the Hills
         1418 An Ambuscade
from 12 Linden Gardens, Chiswick
1881 713 The Edge of the Moor
from 12 Westcroft Square, Ravenscourt Park, West London
1884 1055 Coming to the Spring - watercolour
1885 96 When the Tide comes In
         660 Her last Berth
         801 Sea Grottoes of the Crag Ddu
1886 487 On the Moors
1887 393 A Sea Grotto
1888 1061 Among the Rocks
1889 1168 Morning Mists
1891 271 A Solitary Fisher
         409 Under the Cliffs




Works by This Artist