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francis bacon
joseph beuys
david bowie l.carrington
jean cocteau
salvador dali
jim dine
leonor fini
lucian freud e.frink
damien hirst
david hockney
jasper johns
frida kahlo anselm kiefer
leon kossoff
jean marais
lee miller
gerhard richter
egon schiele
julian schnabel
joe tilson
cy twombly
andy warhol

m a r y  f e d d e n  b i o g .

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Mary Fedden, Cat with Flowers, 1994

Name: Mary Fedden OBE RA


Mary Fedden was born in 1915 and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1932 to 1936. She went on to teach Painting at the Royal College of Art from 1958 to 1964, the first woman tutor to teach in the Painting School, and subsequently taught at the Yehudi Menuhin School from 1965 to 1970.

Fedden has exhibited in one-man shows throughout the UK every year since 1950. These included the Redfern Gallery, London from 1953, the New Grafton Gallery, London from the 1960s, the Hamet Gallery from 1970, the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol and at the Beaux Arts Gallery, London in the 1990s. A major exhibition of her work was held at the Royal West of England Academy in 1996.

Fedden also received many mural commissions, notably the Festival of Britain in 1951, the P & O Liner Canberra in 1961, Charing Cross Hospital in 1980 (along with her husband, the artist Julian Trevelyan), and Colindale Hospital in 1985.

Mary Fedden was President of the Royal West of England Academy from 1984 to 1988 and was elected a Royal Academician in the Senior Order in 1992. She received an OBE and a Doctor of Literature, Bath University in the 1990s. Mary Fedden lives and works in London.

Biography II:

Mary Fedden's life-long preoccupation has been the still life with a view beyond. A staple of modern British painting, it is the motif of innumerable works by Ben Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Paul Nash, Winifred Nicholson, and John Piper, all of whom loved its juxtaposition of the near and the far, the interior and the landscape, and the object clearly observed and the distant view. There is less of a regard for the rules of perspective and more of a delight in pictorial choreography and in pure colour. 'More a world of imagination than actual fact', in Mary Fedden's own word's

Biography III

Mary Fedden was born in 1915 and has worked from her Thames - side studio in London for the past 50 years. She is one of Britain's most respected and collectable artists and has produced some of her finest work during the past decade. Mary Fedden is a senior Royal Academician and her work is held in major public and private collections.

Mary Fedden's subjects are mostly of the still life variety, of which she is a master. I have however had the good fortune to see and purchase some of her most inspiring and fabulous paintings of Birds and landscapes. An artist always in demand Mary Fedden's popularity shows no sign of decline or indeed slowing. Her Major oils fetch £20,000-00 plus today and never fail to sell, her watercolours and collages still fetch handsome prices and increase in value all the time.

Public Collections:

Bath University
Bristol Art Gallery
Contemporary Art Society
Durham University
Hereford City Art Gallery
HM The Queen’s Collection
Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge
National Gallery of New Zealand
New Hall, Cambridge
Pallant House, Chichester
Royal West of England Academy
Sheffield Museum and Art Gallery
Swindon City Art Gallery
Tate Gallery
Tullie House Museum, Carlisle
Warwick University
University of York
York City Art Gallery


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    paperback book (1988)
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    hardcover book (1998)
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    mel gooding
    hardcover book (1995)
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    hardcover book (1995)
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    Fedden Thumb Gallery

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    cat, 1992

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    cat, 1994

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    still life with cat, 2002

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    caton a cornish beach

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    pussy, 2002

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