Mary Fedden was born in Bristol and wanted to be a painter even as a child. Leaving Badminton School at sixteen, she studied at the Slade School of Art in London from 1932 to 1936 under the theatre designer Vladimir Polunin, who had worked with the Ballets Russes. She painted sets for professional performances at Sadlers Wells, but decided against stage design as a career.
In 1949 she moved to Durham Wharf, a complex of studios on the Thames at Chiswick. In 1951 she married the artist Julian Trevelyan, whom she had met before the war. Together they travelled in Europe, Africa, India, Russia and America. Since 1946 Fedden painted prolifically and had regular exhibitions at the Redfern Gallery, the New Grafton Gallery and many other galleries throughout Britain. She painted murals for the Television pavilion at the 1951 Festival of Britain. In 1992 she was elected to the Royal Academy .
A small original drawing of a bird on a nest by Mary Fedden RA in a fine gilded frame.
9cm x 11cm
This drawing was made for the book 'Motley the Cat' by Susannah Amoore.
A small original drawing of a Grey Heron by Mary Fedden RA in a fine gilded frame.
12.5cm x 11.5cm
With a fine vertical fold crease through the centre of the paper in the lower 2/3rds approximately.
This drawing was made for the book 'Motley the Cat' by Susannah Amoore'.