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Painter, b. 1922 - d. 2008

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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          • Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) St Ives Methodist Church
            Jul. 17, 2024

            Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) St Ives Methodist Church

            Est: £600 - £800

            Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) St Ives Methodist Church signed 'FRED YATES' (lower right) oil on board 31 x 25.5cm (12 3/16 x 10 1/16in).

            Bonhams
          • Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) Leeds Parish Church
            Jul. 17, 2024

            Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) Leeds Parish Church

            Est: £1,000 - £1,500

            Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) Leeds Parish Church signed 'FRED YATES' (lower right) oil on canvas 51 x 61cm (20 1/16 x 24in).

            Bonhams
          • Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) Happiness
            Jul. 17, 2024

            Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) Happiness

            Est: £5,000 - £7,000

            Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) Happiness signed and inscribed 'FRED YATES/SENNEN COVE' (lower right) oil on board 96 x 118cm (37 13/16 x 46 7/16in).

            Bonhams
          • Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) Fishing Boats
            Jul. 17, 2024

            Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) Fishing Boats

            Est: £600 - £800

            Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) Fishing Boats signed 'FRED/YATES' (lower right) oil on board 21 x 26cm (8 1/4 x 10 1/4in).

            Bonhams
          • Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) St Ives Harbour
            Jul. 17, 2024

            Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) St Ives Harbour

            Est: £1,200 - £1,500

            Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) St Ives Harbour signed 'FRED YATES' (lower right) oil on board 26 x 55cm (10 1/4 x 21 5/8in).

            Bonhams
          • † Fred Yates (1922 - 2008), 'Two Old Dears Out for a Stroll', signed Fred Yates (lower left), oil on canvas, 38 x 46 cm, framed and glazed 55.5 x 63.5 cm
            Jun. 27, 2024

            † Fred Yates (1922 - 2008), 'Two Old Dears Out for a Stroll', signed Fred Yates (lower left), oil on canvas, 38 x 46 cm, framed and glazed 55.5 x 63.5 cm

            Est: £500 - £700

            † Fred Yates (1922 - 2008), 'Two Old Dears Out for a Stroll', signed Fred Yates (lower left), oil on canvas, 38 x 46 cm, framed and glazed 55.5 x 63.5 cm John Martin Gallery - JM London (Albermarle St, London) label verso

            Dawsons Auctioneers
          • § FRED YATES (BRITISH, 1922-2008)
            Jun. 25, 2024

            § FRED YATES (BRITISH, 1922-2008)

            Est: £3,000 - £5,000

            § FRED YATES (BRITISH, 1922-2008) FRED YATES (BRITISH, 1922-2008) Cornish Cottage Interior signed 'Fred Yates' (lower left); further signed 'FJ Yates' (verso) and titled 'CORNISH COTTAGE/INTERIOR' (on the stretcher verso) oil on canvas 73 x 49 cm. (28 3/4 x 23 1/4 in.) Provenance Sale; Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, 26 August 2020, lot 349, where purchased by the present owner

            Chiswick Auctions
          • Fred Yates (English, 1922-2008), 'Fallen Angel', oil on board, 20 x 25cm
            Jun. 25, 2024

            Fred Yates (English, 1922-2008), 'Fallen Angel', oil on board, 20 x 25cm

            Est: £600 - £800

            § Fred Yates (English, 1922-2008) 'Fallen Angel' oil on board signed

            Gorringes
          • Fred Yates, 
            Jun. 11, 2024

            Fred Yates, 

            Est: £500 - £700

            Fred Yates,  British 1922-2008 -  Couple in bed;  oil on canvas board, 29.3 x 37.3 cm (ARR)  Provenance:  The Estate of the Artist;  Bonhams, Knightsbridge, Fun n' Frolics, Paintings from the Estate of Fred Yates, 27th September-6th October 2023, lot 60 (part lot);  private collection, purchased from the above 

            Roseberys
          • Fred Yates, 
            Jun. 11, 2024

            Fred Yates, 

            Est: £500 - £700

            Fred Yates,  British 1922-2008-  Cornish Thatched Cottage;  oil on board, signed lower right 'Fred Yates', 35 x 42 cm (ARR)  Provenance: with Market House Gallery, Marazion, purchased on the 25th October 2010  and thence by descent 

            Roseberys
          • † Fred Yates (1922 - 2008), 'Looe from Window', signed 'Fred Yates' (lower left), watercolour on paper, 21.5 x 27 cm, unframed; and Family Group, signed 'Fred Yates' (lower right), pen on paper, 21 x 29.5 cm, unframed
            May. 30, 2024

            † Fred Yates (1922 - 2008), 'Looe from Window', signed 'Fred Yates' (lower left), watercolour on paper, 21.5 x 27 cm, unframed; and Family Group, signed 'Fred Yates' (lower right), pen on paper, 21 x 29.5 cm, unframed

            Est: £300 - £400

            † Fred Yates (1922 - 2008), 'Looe from Window', signed 'Fred Yates' (lower left), watercolour on paper, 21.5 x 27 cm, unframed; and Family Group, signed 'Fred Yates' (lower right), pen on paper, 21 x 29.5 cm, unframed Qty: (2)

            Dawsons Auctioneers
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £500 - £700

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Thames, Oxford oil on board 24.5 x 42cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner Exhibited: Bournemouth, Southern College of Art, Young Contemporaries

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £800 - £1,200

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Bridge in a landscape signed and dated 'YATES 70' (centre left) oil on canvas 49cm x 59.5cm

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £500 - £800

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Cornish Valley oil on cardboard 28 x 34cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, lot 306, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £400 - £600

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Cornish Coast near Sennen signed, titled and dated 1979 to the reverse oil on board 36 x 24cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £300 - £500

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Harbour Scene signed 'Fred Yates' (lower right) watercolour 22 x 30cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, lot 304, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £200 - £400

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Farm House with figure and dog watercolour and gouache 20 x 23cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £300 - £500

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Figures in the Park watercolour 17 x 25cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £200 - £400

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Cornish Coast watercolour 25 x 17cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £200 - £400

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Coastal Scene, South of France pencil and watercolour on three pieces of paper 15 x 46cm

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £150 - £250

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Untitled Country Scene watercolour 23 x 32cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £150 - £250

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Clara Williams Dress Maker watercolour 27 x 27cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £100 - £200

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Two Figures - St Just, Cornwall titled and dated Sept 88 (lower left) biro on paper 13 x 8.5cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £100 - £150

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Coastal Path blue biro on paper 29 x 22cm

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £100 - £200

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Tractor ink on paper 18.5 x 22cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £100 - £150

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Farmstead ink and watercolour on paper 23 x 30cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £120 - £180

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Rock Villa, 1868, Polruan ink on paper 24 x 28cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £100 - £150

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Cornish Village marker pen on paper 18 x 24cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £120 - £180

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Coastal Harbour Scene, possibly a book illustration ink on paper 17 x 32cm

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £100 - £200

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Resting Dog pencil on paper 16 x 22cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £100 - £150

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Sleeping Dog ink on paper 18 x 22cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, lot 308, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £150 - £250

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Interior Scene with Cats ink on paper 23 x 19cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £150 - £250

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Cat Studies ink on paper 18 x 24cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £100 - £150

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Seated Cat Studies ink on paper 19 x 25cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • § Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            May. 23, 2024

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £150 - £250

            § Fred Yates (1922-2008) Sleeping Cat Studies ink on paper 20 x 26cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio Sale, Artcurial, Paris, 31 March 2014, where acquired by the present owner

            Cheffins
          • ▲ Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            Apr. 09, 2024

            ▲ Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £1,000 - £1,500

            ▲ Fred Yates (1922-2008) 'Porthleven' signed 'FRED YATES' l.r., titled verso, oil on board 46.5 x 41cm Condition Report: Framed: 55.5 x 49.5cm Light surface dirt but appears to be in otherwise good condition. Not examined under UV light, fora full report please contact the department.

            Sworders
          • ▲ Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            Apr. 09, 2024

            ▲ Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £500 - £800

            ▲ Fred Yates (1922-2008) 'Rocky Point, Cornwall' oil on card 11.5 x 16.5cm Exhibited: John Martin Gallery, 'Fred Yates, The Lost Paintings', 2003. Condition Report: Framed: 32.5 x 36.5cm We believe the work to be c.1970s. Some cracking to the paint in the sky, please see images, but presents well overall and is ready to hang. Not examined out of glazed frame or under UV light, for a full report please contact the department.

            Sworders
          • ▲ Fred Yates (1922-2008)
            Apr. 09, 2024

            ▲ Fred Yates (1922-2008)

            Est: £300 - £500

            ▲ Fred Yates (1922-2008) 'Fowey' signed 'F J Yates' and inscribed with title verso, oil on board 13 x 10cm Condition Report: Framed: 31.5 x 28cm Some very small losses to the bottom edge but presents well overall and is ready to hang. Not examined out of glazed frame or under UV light, for a full report please contact the department.

            Sworders
          • Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) Meeting people
            Mar. 27, 2024

            Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) Meeting people

            Est: £1,200 - £1,800

            Fred Yates (British, 1922-2008) Meeting people oil on canvas 38 x 55cm (14 15/16 x 21 5/8in).

            Bonhams
          • λ FRED YATES (BRITISH 1922-2008), THE OVERGROWN GARDEN
            Mar. 13, 2024

            λ FRED YATES (BRITISH 1922-2008), THE OVERGROWN GARDEN

            Est: £3,000 - £5,000

            λ FRED YATES (BRITISH 1922-2008)THE OVERGROWN GARDENOil on boardSigned (lower right)81 x 107cm (31¾ x 42 in.)Provenance:The Estate of the ArtistSale, Bonhams, London, 21 July 2021, lot 36

            Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
          • λ FRED YATES (BRITISH 1922-2008), THE VILLAGE SHOP
            Mar. 13, 2024

            λ FRED YATES (BRITISH 1922-2008), THE VILLAGE SHOP

            Est: £1,000 - £1,500

            λ FRED YATES (BRITISH 1922-2008)THE VILLAGE SHOP Oil on board Signed (lower left)36 x 39cm (14 x 15¼ in.)

            Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
          • Fred Yates,  British 1922-2008 -  Male nude in front of a mirror and Black
            Mar. 12, 2024

            Fred Yates,  British 1922-2008 -  Male nude in front of a mirror and Black

            Est: £500 - £800

            Fred Yates,  British 1922-2008 -  Male nude in front of a mirror and Blackpool Tower;  oil on board, signed lower left 'Fred Yates', 28 x 30 cm (ARR)  Provenance:  The Estate of the Artist;  Bonhams, Knightsbridge, Fun n' Frolics, Paintings from the Estate of Fred Yates, 27th September-6th October 2023, lot 60 (part lot);  private collection, purchased from the above 

            Roseberys
          • Fred Yates (English, 1922-2008), Couple in bed, oil on board, 39 x 42cm
            Mar. 12, 2024

            Fred Yates (English, 1922-2008), Couple in bed, oil on board, 39 x 42cm

            Est: £700 - £1,000

            § Fred Yates (English, 1922-2008) Couple in bed oil on board

            Gorringes
          • Fred Yates (English, 1922-2008), Soldier in his bedroom, oil on board, 101 x 84cm
            Mar. 12, 2024

            Fred Yates (English, 1922-2008), Soldier in his bedroom, oil on board, 101 x 84cm

            Est: £2,500 - £3,000

            § Fred Yates (English, 1922-2008) Soldier in his bedroom oil on board unsigned

            Gorringes
          • FRED YATES, MOUSEHOLE, IN THE MANNER OF
            Jan. 30, 2024

            FRED YATES, MOUSEHOLE, IN THE MANNER OF

            Est: $300 - $500

            In the manner of Fred Yates (British 1922 - 2008) Mousehole Oil on board Framed, signed bottom right corner.

            Dallas Auction Gallery
          • Fred Yates,  French village scene, 1991; 
            Nov. 29, 2023

            Fred Yates,  French village scene, 1991; 

            Est: £700 - £900

            Fred Yates,  British 1922-2008 -  French village scene, 1991;  watercolour on paper, signed and dated 'Fred Yates 91', 35 x 50 cm (ARR) 

            Roseberys
          • entfällt
            Nov. 03, 2023

            entfällt

            Est: -

            entfällt

            K&K – Auktionen in Heidelberg
          • λ FRED YATES (BRITISH 1922-2008), THE STREET
            Oct. 25, 2023

            λ FRED YATES (BRITISH 1922-2008), THE STREET

            Est: £1,500 - £2,000

            λ FRED YATES (BRITISH 1922-2008)THE STREETOil on canvasSigned (lower right)63.5 x 51cm (25 x 20 in.)

            Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
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