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Gilbert Baird Fraser (1865-1947)

Gilbert Baird Fraser (1865-1947)

The watercolours of Baird Fraser tend to be both looser and warmer than those of his brothers.

Baird Fraser was born in Bedford on 23 July 1865. Between 1876 and 1881, he attended the local grammar school and, while there, studied art under Bradford Rudge. Describing himself as a landscape artist from the time he left school, he probably exhibited watercolours at the Bedford Rooms between 1883 and 1886. In 1887, he moved with his parents to Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire. Three years later, he helped his brother, Anderson, found the White Cockade Club at nearby Holywell. Following his marriage in 1897, he settled in Holywell. During the First World War, he worked at Fowells Engineering and Munitions Factory, St Ives. He died at his home in Holywell on 6 February 1947.

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