Born in Exeter, the son of the artist William WIDGERY, Frederick studied at Exeter School of Art, at Antwerp under Verlat and at the Bushey School of Art under Herkomer. In 1890 he exhibited at the RCPS at Falmouth.
He became Chairman of Exeter Public Art Gallery and a Magistrate of the City. His landscapes of south-west England featured especially Dartmoor, and the cliffs and moors of Devon and Cornwall.
Painter of landscape and coastal scenery
works and access
Works include: A Cove and Highland at High Tide; Cloutsham Wood, Exmoor; Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall; A cool day off Newquay (gouache, signed); The Coast near the Lizard (gouache, signed); Perranporth (bodycolour, 7" x 21")
L (3); RA (5); RCPS, 1890 (oils); RI (3); ROI (6)
misc further info
Barnes Thomas Auction Cat (9 July 2008) Col pls
Brook-Hart (pl p161)
Cornish Review Summer 1951 (mentioned as one of local greats in days of SF, Gotch, Tuke p 71)
Elford Fine Art Sale Catalogue, Tavistock 2005 (Perranporth, Body colour, 7" x 21")
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p353)
Pycroft Art in Devonshire (pub 1883 p1560)
The Studio LXVI 1916 p 62ff (pls)
Who's Who in Art 1934