Fred Yates (1922-2008)

Fred Yates (1922-2008) 

Vaison, Provence

31 x 52cm / 51 x 72cm watercolour

 

Fred Yates was a well known and much loved British painter. He is very well collected and sought after and his works are represented in many private collections around the world. He lived and worked in Cornwall and came to fame as part of the St Ives 1939-64 Exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London. 

In the early 1990's Yates moved to France where he painted local scenes, one of his favourites being a small chapel in the woods just outside Rancon, called Saint-Sulpice. He continued to paint and travelled widely right up to his death in 2008. The Fred Yates Society was established to preserve and promote his work https://fredyates.wordpress.com/ He is buried in Cornwall, overlooking St Michael's Mount.