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Mary Fedden OBE, RA, RWA (b. 1915)

Mary Fedden studied at the Slade School of Art in the mid 1930s. During the war she painted many commissioned murals and theatre sets. It wasn’t until some time after the war that she painted for herself again and developed her distinctive bold, expressive and instantly recognisable style.

Mary Fedden’s paintings reflect her love of simple, everyday objects – flowers in a vase, jugs on a table, fruit, bottles of wine – often placed in front of a landscape. Her passion for travelling and treasured places such as Gozo, Scotland, Sicily and the Cevennes also provided a great source of inspiration over the years together with her love of animals and plants – cats, fish, birds, fritillaries.

Mary Fedden has a rare talent for presenting everyday objects and simple themes in ‘staged’ compositions with brilliantly effective use of colour. Over the years her work has become highly collectable and she is a much loved figure in the art world.

In 1951 Mary Fedden married the artist Julian Trevelyan who she had met before the war. They took a studio on the Thames River at Chiswick, where Fedden, now in her 90's, still lives and works today.

 Fish and Butterfly
Title: Fish and Butterfly
Medium: Watercolour
Image size: 15cm x 21cm
Price: POA
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Oppede Le Vieux
Artist: Mary Fedden RA
Title: Oppede Le Vieux
Medium: Lithograph
Image size: 37cm x 45cm
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   Ranunculus
Title: Ranunculus
Medium: Gouache
Image size: 27cm x 19cm
Price: POA
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  Whitby Harbour
Title: Whitby Harbour
Medium: lithograph
Image size: 27cm x 19cm
Price: POA
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  Small Still Life
Artist: Mary Fedden RA
Title: Small Still Life
Medium: Lithograph
Image size: 11.5cm x 14.5cm
Price: POA
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