Whiting, Frederic (1874-1962) by Scholes, Robert

Frederic Whiting (1874 – 1962) He was educated at Deal in Kent and in Chelsea. In london he studied art at St. John’s Woods Art School and at the Royal Academy Schools, going on to the Académie Julian in Paris. He travelled and exhibited widely. He drew for the in the early years of the century and covered civil wars in China (1900-01) and the Russo-Japanese war (1904-5). He won many awards at exhibitions in Europe, being highly regarded for his portraiture and equestrian subjects. In 1913, he was one of a number of artists advised by Anthony Ludovici in for April 10 to stop painting. He taught for many years at the Heatherley’s School of Art in Chelsea–a school which could boast of some famous students who had been there since its founding in 1845: Burne Jones, Rossetti, Millais, Lord Leighton, Russel Flint, Michael Ayrton, Walter Sickert, Sir Edmund Poynter and Walter Crane. Graphic The New Age (NA 12.23:563)

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