Frederick James Aldridge (1850-1933)
Aldridge was a south coast artist, who lived in Worthing. He is predominantly known for his watercolours, mainly of marine subjects. In this medium he shows exceptional powers. He was a regular visitor to Cowes Week for some 50 years. He exhibited paintings locally, between 1880 and 1901 and also 29 paintings in London venues, including 3 in the Royal Academy and 12 at the Suffolk Street Galleries.
He died at the age of 83 in 1933 and his obituary appeared in ‘The Times’ newspaper of that date commented that he has established an international reputation especially in the British Commonwealth Countries.