His works, including oils, watercolors, and graphic art were exhibited at the Legion of Honor in 1948 where he won first prize for a watercolor entitled "Zinnias." His works have been shown at the Oakland Museum, and the De Young and Crocker Galleries in San Francisco. He has also exhibited his works in Carmel, Santa Cruz, and Vallejo.He died a day after his forty-ninth birthday of a heart attack while visiting Newport Beach, July 24, 1956. After his death, the city of Hayward named a street in his memory.
Source: Askart ... Biography submitted by Joyce Freitas, great niece of William E. Frates, former partner of Elmer Stanhope.