Member of the FSB
weada member

Fred Milner

'St. Ives' Oil on Board, 35x24cm.

St. Ives


Fred Milner R.B.C., R.W.A. 1860-1939

The artist arrived in St. Ives from Cheltenham, after studying at both Wakefield and Doncaster Art Schools. In the 1890's he exhibited views of Lelant at the Royal Academy.

From 1903 to the end of his life he lived at Zareba on Trelohyan Hill, but traveled extensively, painting not only in the Cotswolds and Kent, but also abroad in France, Spain and Portugal. At the March Show Day in 1911 he exhibited 'A Bracing Breeze to a Gale it Grew', 'Westward as the Sun Went Down', and 'Portalegre', all in oils working from Piazza Studios, St. Ives.

Working locally with STISA, he showed three large canvases at Show Day in 1924, and from 1926 with NAG. His titles include: 'Cotswold Stream' (RA 1912), 'The Pool' (1913), 'Low Tide on Bar, Evening on the South Downs' (1924), 'October Mists in Berkshire' (1924), 'The Pool Below the Hatch, Willow Herb' and 'On the Great Ouse'.

Tovey comments on this fascination for Corfe Castle (Dorset) which repeatedly featured in his work. He was survived by his wife, also an artist member of STISA (no records), who died in 1947.