Fred W. Hull (1867 - 1953):
Fred Hull was born in Drogheda, County Meath. He came to Belfast and established a business. When he was thirty years old he took up painting as a hobby, attending evening classes at the Government School of Design. In 1902 he was elected a member of the Belfast Art Society, and exhibited in the Ulster Arts Club of which he was a foundation member and later its president. From about 1904 he exhibited in the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, and in 1924 his work was on view at the British Empire exhibition, London. His favourite painting area was the Lagan Valley, and he painted many scenes of Barnett's Park and Shaw's Bridge. His work is in the Ulster Museum.