Fred Yates ‘Paint and Life’ at John Martin Gallery

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Fred Yates, Paint and Life
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Going to the Beach by Fred Yates, c. 1998
Fred Yates
Paint and Life

26 June – 13 July

The exhibition focusses on Fred Yates’s figure paintings from the mid 1960’s to the last street paintings forty years later. Private View Information.

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Fred Yates: Paint & Life

The exhibition looks at forty years of Yates’s figure paintings, from his first arrival in Cornwall in the late ‘Sixties, to the final, powerful street paintings of 2007. The Tate’s major survey of Lowry this summer provides an opportunity to see Yates alongside an artist who was inspirational to him and with whom he is often compared; yet also to understand that it was Lowry who gave Yates the confidence to be himself, to find his own voice and to be anything other than another Lowry. Read More.

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Fred Yates: Self-Portrait c.1968

After 20 years teaching, at the age of 46 in 1968, Yates quit his job and moved to Fowey in Cornwall to paint full time and develop his style. With . This self-portrait was probably painted soon after arriving in Cornwall and is shown here for the first time.

To read more about Yates’s life and career click here.

self-portrait 1967
Fred Yates: Film

A short film about Yates can be seen here.

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John Martin Gallery38 Albemarle St
London, England W1S 4JG United Kingdom

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