Fedden, Mary (7 of 7). National Life Stories: Artists' Lives
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Fedden, Mary, 1915-2012 (speaker, female)
Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)
Part 7: Tape 4: Side B: Description of murals; painted Hammersmith Broadway about 1910 with JT for the geriatric department of Charing Cross hospital; P&O liner mural painted of wild animals. Mentions Leonard Rosoman’s [LR] ceiling painting; MF was assistant to LR. Description of time at Royal West of England Academy [RWEA] in Bristol; elected member at age 20; Lord Methuen [president of the RWEA] very nice to her; MF often on the selection committee; became president in 1984 or 1987; MF made LR, Elizabeth Frink, Carel Weight, Elizabeth Blackadder and Sid Nolan members; commissioned LR to do a painting for the Academy.