A Glimpse of the Bay
William Hoggatt was born in Lancaster and moved to the Isle of Man in his twenties, where he spent most of the rest of his life and career. He trained at Lancaster School of Art, and in Paris at the Academie Julian between 1899 and 1901, under J P Laurens (1838 - 1921). He began to paint full-time in 1903, focussing mainly on landscapes. He was a regular exhibitor at the Liverpool Autumn Exhibitions. He also exhibited at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Manchester Art Gallery, the Royal Academy, the Royal Cambrian Academy, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the Royal Scottish Academy amongst others.