Cornish Artist Comes to Charterhouse

A group of paintings by Fred Yates are estimated to sell for thousands of pounds when they go under the Charterhouse hammer in their April 17th auction.

“Fred Yates is one of Cornwall’s most loved artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.” Commented Richard Bromell. “He was a self-taught artist who liked to paint with bold colours and loose brush strokes painting almost exclusively outdoors.”

Fred Yates, often referred to as Fowey’s happy Lowry. Born in 1922 he died in 2008 having served with the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War. After the war he lived in Manchester where he painted very much in the style of Laurence Stephen Lowry, although he strove for recognition in his own right.

By 1970 he was living as an artist in Fowey, Cornwall. Painting scenes of local village life, clifftops and beach scenes his paintings are today in museums and private collection not only in the UK but also in America, Canada and France.

The pictures being sold by Charterhouse were bought by a West Country collector over the past 20 years. They include scenes of

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for this April two day auction of pictures, books and sporting items on Thursday 17th and Asian Art & antiques on Friday 18th. They are also accepting entries for their April auctions of classic & vintage cars followed by classic and vintage motorcycles in June

For advice, valuations and further information, contact Richard Bromell and the team of experts at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS 01935 812277 or email