HOGGATT, William

1879 - 1961

William Hoggatt

William Hoggatt was born at 10 Garret Street, Lancaster on 1 September 1879 and baptised at Christ's, Lancaster on 21 October 1879, son of James Hoggatt (1855-1938), a joiner/carpenter, and his first wife Margaret Ann née Stalker (1856-1888) of Boarbank, Grange, who married at the Wesleyan Chapel, Sulyard Street, Lancaster on 13 January 1879, James married secondly on 23 April 1889, 38-year-old Sarah Pearson. William won a scholarship, which he did not take up, to the Royal College of Art but was apprenticed to a local stained-glass maker, continuing his studies at the Storey Institute, at Lancaster School of Art. Hoggatt and proceeded to the Académie Julian in Paris 1899-1901 and exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1903. Whilst working on a commission at the Tate Gallery in London he became acquainted with his future wife Dazine, known as Daisy, Archer (1880-1968), sister of Leonard Archer who managed the pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1879-1961), and they eloped to the Isle of Man where they married on 20 April 1907. In 1911, William was a 31-year-old artist painter, boarding at Glen View Terrace, Port Erin, Rushen, Isle of Man with his 31-year-old wife Dazine and they were still living in the Isle of Man ten years later. William worked in oil, watercolour and pastel and after his move to the Isle of Man, painted mainly Manx subjects, many of which were of scenes within walking distance of his home in Port Erin and he was a prolific and widespread exhibitor, especially at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, also exhibiting at the Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour; Law Association Rooms, Liverpool and Hampstead Central Library. Elected an Associate of the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists in 1920 and was president of the Manx Artists. In 1934 he won the competition to design a stained-glass window commemorating the work of (Thomas Edward) T E Brown (1830-1897), the Isle of Man's national poet. In 1933, he exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from The Darragh, Port Erin two works, 'The Farm Yard' and 'The Passing Train'. He lived at Port St Mary until about 1920, then at Ballafurt Road, The Darragh, Port Erin, which became one of the islands intellectual centres. His works are in the Manx Museum Art Gallery and in the collections of public galleries in Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, and Preston as well as several Australian galleries. William Hoggatt died at Port Erin on 4 June 1961. He signed his works 'William Hoggatt' printed letters.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Glendown House, Port St Mary, Isle of Man
1907 919 The farm-yard 'Ashwells', Chalfont St Giles - watercolour

from Darrag, Port Erin, Isle of Man
1959 667 Winter Sunshine

Works by This Artist