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Mary Fedden (1915-2012), Painter

(Adye) Mary Fedden (Mrs J.O. Trevelyan)

Sitter in 6 portraits
Born in Bristol, she studied at the Slade School of Art, and became the first woman tutor at the Royal College of Art in 1958, where she taught for six years. Completed a mural commission for the Festival of Britain in 1951, and one in the Charing Cross Hospital with her husband Julian Trevelyan in 1980. Known for her domestic still life painting, she was elected to the Royal Academy in 1992.

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Mary Fedden

by George Newson
bromide print, 11 December 1989
NPG x35742


Mary Fedden

by David Bennett
bromide fibre print, 16 August 1994
NPG x45970


Mary Fedden

by Eamonn McCabe
C-type colour print, 2006
NPG x131768


Linda Dorothy Rodrigues (née Glibbery); Mary Fedden

by John Brandler
C-type colour print, 2 September 1989
NPG x34811


Linda Dorothy Rodrigues (née Glibbery); Mary Fedden

by John Brandler
C-type colour print, 2 September 1989
NPG x34812


'West Wind' (Julian Trevelyan; Mary Fedden)

by Julian Trevelyan
coloured etching and aquatint, 1983
NPG D17841

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