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A Secluded Beach

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Torre Abbey Museum

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A light-hearted view of tourism, Yates has placed little character studies on a vivid beach. Yates was born in Manchester in 1922. In 1946 he entered art college, where he remained until 1951. In his penultimate year at college, he received a scholarship to Rome and Florence. Then in 1951 he won first prize in a national competition on the theme of British Industry. In 1954 he won another prize in an open competition on the subject of football.

Torre Abbey Museum



oil on board


H 90 x W 121 cm

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gift from Harry Pye, 1965

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Torre Abbey Museum

Torre Abbey, The King's Drive, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5JE England

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