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One of Britain's self-taught painters, artist Fred Yates has become a well-known figure in the art world for his portrayal of village life in England and France. Born in Manchester in 1922, Yates started out as an insurance clerk and later served during WWII before returning to his home to pursue a career in art. Painter Fred Yates believed that simplicity and a child's mind produce the most beautiful art, and he held fast to these principles throughout his artistic career.

Yates' cityscape paintings for sale often feature thick, textured paint showing outdoor scenes such as industrial buildings in Manchester, beaches and cliffs in Cornwall, and churches in Rancon, France. Artist Fred Yates' work has been exhibited in many prestigious museums including the Tate Gallery and the Brighton and Hove Art Gallery. Purchase exceptional cityscape paintings at auction and reminisce about your favorite places in the world.
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