signed and dated ‘1957’ (lower left), signed again and inscribed ‘Green/Still Life/Mary Fedden/To the Royal College’ (on a label attached to the frame)
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Orange and Green Still Life, 1957
Hastings, Jerwood Gallery, Century: 100 Modern British Artists, 23 October 2016 – 8 January 2017;
London, Business Design Centre, London Art Fair Museum Partner, Ten Years – A Century of Art, 18 – 22 January 2017
Mary Fedden made a name for herself with her colourful and striking still life and seascape compositions. Fedden studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1932 to 1936. She then returned to Bristol where she painted and taught until the outbreak of World War Two. During the war she served in the Land Army and the Women’s Voluntary Service, and on settling in London she worked as a stage painter for the Arts Theatre in Great Newport Street and produced propaganda murals. In 1944 she was called up and sent abroad as a driver for the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes.