WATERS, Frederick Boyd

1879 - 1967

Frederick Boyd Waters

Born at Guelph, Ontario, Canada on 7 October 1879, eldest son of Frederick Waters and his wife Emily née Lacy. Frederick and Emily were both from England but met and married in Canada. The family lived in Stratford, Ontario for quite some time where Boyd's father owned and operated a picture framing and stationery business. Sometime just before 1901, the family moved to Winnipeg where Boyd's brother Horace had a job with the railroad and was killed on the railway in 1906 after which Frederick and his parents came to England but they do not seem to have been in England in 1911. In 1915 serving in the London Regiment 28th, 2/28th Battalion and living in Devon and married at Weymouth, Dorset in 1921, Mildred Jessie Burt (born 7 April 1884-1971). In 1939 an artist painter living at Dawlish House, Victoria Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset with his wife Mildred J Waters. A painter of miniature portraits, still life and landscapes and a member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1945-1955 exhibiting from 45 Vesper Road, Leeds in 1944 an oil 'Roses and Silver Ball' and three miniatures flower pictures, in 1945 several works including three miniature flower paintings, 'Daisies and China Bowl', 'Polyanthus', Rhododendrons and Venetian Glass' and 'Auriculas and Primroses', in 1946 'Azaleas', 'Flowers', 'Roses' and a further three miniature flower paintings. In 1948 he exhibited from from 125 Main Street, Keswick in 1948 with two flower paintings and 'Chrysanthemums' and in 1951 from 'Kirket Nook', Wilberstack, Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire another series of miniature floral works and his last exhibits were from Belmount, Outgate, Ambleside, Westmorland in 1955. Also a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters but does not seem to have been a prolific painter in Canada, most of his work being done in England and he sent some of his pictures from England to his relatives in Canada. He died at Hawkshead, Cumbria in 1967, aged 87, his death is registered at Ulverston, Lancashire. His name is sometimes hyphenated at Boyd-Waters and aka Boyd Waters.






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