Frederick STEAD (1863-1940) ✿

Frederick Stead (1863-1940) was a British painter who was born in Shipley, Yorkshire. He painted mainly portraits and local landscapes. He studied at Shipley School of Art and the RCA and taught life drawing at Bradford School of Art.
He became Inspector of Art for the West Riding County Council and exhibited widely at galleries including the Royal Academy, Royal Cambrian Academy, Liverpool and Manchester. He exhibited regularly at the Yorkshire Union of Artists and at exhibitions in Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, as well as at the Royal Academy.
His work can be found today in the Bradford Museums & Galleries art collection, and in the public art galleries at Calderdale, Salford and Preston. He was married to May Stead, another well-regarded local artist, particularly of miniature portraits

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