People

Name: Elwell, Frederick William
Nationality: British
Occupation: artist
Birth Date: 1870
Death Date: 1958

Bio:

Fred Elwell was born in Beverley, the youngest of six children. His father, James Elwell, was a cabinet maker and wood carver, who was twice mayor of Beverley. Fred studied art from the age of 15, at Lincoln, in Holland and in Paris. In 1914, he married Mary Dawson Holmes, also a talented artist. They lived together at Bar House, Beverley, for many years. Mary's secure financial position allowed Fred to travel abroad and paint continental landscapes. However, he is best known for his portraits of local people. He regularly exhibited in London, including at the Royal Academy, but remained very much a Beverley artist. In all, he produced more than 500 paintings and continued to work until very shortly before his death. In 1958, he bequeathed 55 paintings by himself and his wife to Beverley Art Gallery.


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1921
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1912
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1933
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1905
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1937(?)
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1923
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1870 - 1958
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1937
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1921
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1870-1958
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1935(pre)
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1916
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1898
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1918-1928(c)
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1900(c)
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1935
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Elwell, Frederick William
1923(c)
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1923
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1923
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Elwell, Frederick William
1936
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1906
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1931-1936
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The Belt, Nunburnholme, E. Yorks., 1983
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1983
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thumbnail Leonie's Toilet
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1894
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thumbnail Wells Cathedral
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thumbnail Portrait of a Cleric
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1913-1939(c)
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1916
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thumbnail Street Scene, Vigo
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1911
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thumbnail Street Scene, Vigo
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1911
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thumbnail Three maids, Beverley Arms Kitchen
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1940-1945(c)
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1937-1939
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1890
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1913
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thumbnail The Butler Takes A Glass Of Port/ All Things Come To The Man That Waits
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1890-1899
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thumbnail George V, First Sketch
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1932
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thumbnail George V, First Sketch
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1932
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1920-1925(c)
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1923
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1927
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1907
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thumbnail Fred Elwell
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thumbnail Beverley Minster from Keldgate Manor Garden
Elwell, Frederick William
1942
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thumbnail Beverley Minster from Keldgate Manor Garden
Elwell, Frederick William
1942
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thumbnail Gardener with Pipe
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1898
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thumbnail [Self portrait]
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1933
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thumbnail Model Ship Builder
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1938 (c)
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1896-1910(c)
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1944(c)
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1935
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1923
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1917 (c)
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1907
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thumbnail North Bar Street, Beverley
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1933
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Elwell, Frederick William
1922
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1911
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1921
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1905
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1927-1937
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thumbnail F.G. Hobson
Elwell, Frederick William
1898
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1898
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Flamborough Lifeboat
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1951
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thumbnail Wheelwrights shop, Beverley
Elwell, Frederick William
1941
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thumbnail Preparations
Elwell, Frederick William
1940-1945 (c)
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thumbnail Nude Seated in a Studio
Elwell, Frederick William
1935
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thumbnail George Monkman, Macebearer, Beverley
Elwell, Frederick William
1890
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Elwell, Frederick William
1937
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thumbnail Portrait of a Model
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1890
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1922-1926
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Elwell, Frederick William
1917 (c)
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1912
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1931-1936
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thumbnail Japanese 3 Fold Screen
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thumbnail Scarborough from the Spa
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James E. Elwell
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1938
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1918
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1920-1925(c)
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1918-1928(c)
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1941
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1940(c)
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thumbnail Refugees In My Studio
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1940(c)
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1923(c)
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thumbnail Portrait of a Model
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1890
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thumbnail Study of a Gentlemen Reading in Bed
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1895
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thumbnail North Bar
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1916
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thumbnail Bar House Garden, Beverley
Elwell, Frederick William
1914
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1923
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1938
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thumbnail James E. Bartlett
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1925-1936
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thumbnail Brick Bridge, Swinemoor
Elwell, Frederick William
1939-1945
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thumbnail My old friend, Mrs Leake
Elwell, Frederick William
1913-1939(c)
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thumbnail Lily Pond, Bar House, Beverley (The)
Elwell, Frederick William
1914
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thumbnail Percy Dalton Esq.
Elwell, Frederick William
1947
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thumbnail Academic Sketch of a male nude 'after the antique'
Elwell, Frederick William
1870 - 1958
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thumbnail North Bar
Elwell, Frederick William
1916
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thumbnail Mary Dawson Holmes
Elwell, Frederick William
1904
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thumbnail William Spencer, Mayor of Beverley
Elwell, Frederick William
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thumbnail John E. Champney
Elwell, Frederick William
1906
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The Last Cab
Elwell, Frederick William
1931-1936
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thumbnail Scarborough Harbour
Elwell, Frederick William
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thumbnail County Court, Beverley
Elwell, Frederick William
1937
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Interior Sketch
Elwell, Frederick William
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thumbnail Mushrooms & Copper Pan
Elwell, Frederick William
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thumbnail Artist in Studio / Studio interior
Elwell, Frederick William
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thumbnail Print of Beverley Minster
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