HAYES, Frederick William

1848 - 1918

Frederick William Hayes, was born at New Ferry Terrace, Lower Bebington, Wirral, Cheshire in 1848, eldest child of William Woolhouse Hayes, a tar distiller, and his wife Mary Pilkington née Cobb, who married at Carnarvon in Wales in 1847. In 1851, 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. He was of 12 Westcroft Square, Ravenscourt Park when he died at 1 Heath Cottages, Hampstead, London on 7 September 1918.

Works by This Artist