I am seeking information about and also any paintings or sketches by the American artist Dewey Bates who lived in the Rye area in the 1890s. He painted several scenes of the Rye and the vicinity and lived firstly in a cottage at East Guldford and latterly at Lucknow Place, where he was living when he died in 1898. If anyone has any information about him (apart from what can be found via the internet) it would be gratefully received. Likewise if anyone has any of his works, especially unlisted pencil sketches, these would be of interest possibly with a view to buying, if for sale. Thanks.