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Fred Roe

(1864-1947), Artist

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist of 224 portraits
A genre painter and illustrator, Fred Roe studied at Heatherley's School of Art and with J. Seymour Lucas. He first exhibited his art at the prestigious Royal Academy in 1877, and was elected to the RBA in 1895 and to the Royal Institute of British Painters in 1909. During his career, Roe was best known for his large historical compositions set in period costumes. He later became a leading expert and collector of antique furniture and was the author of a reference book, A History of Oak Furniture (1920).

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King Edward VII, by Fred Roe - NPG 4367

King Edward VII

by Fred Roe
pencil, 1905-1906
NPG 4367

Rupert Stevens, by Fred Roe - NPG D43066

Rupert Stevens

by Fred Roe
pen, circa 1886
NPG D43066

Waggon and horses, by Fred Roe - NPG D43258

Waggon and horses

by Fred Roe
pencil, 1900-1920
NPG D43258

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Shirley Rowarth

27 July 2015, 14:04

I think he was personally conscripted by the army to paint military scenes witnessed.

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