Mary Fedden, OBE, RA, RWA (1915 – 2012, British) was born in Bristol and attended the Slade School of Fine Arts from 1932-1936. After completing her studies there, she returned to Bristol where she taught until the beginning of WWII. In 1951, she married the artist Julian Trevelyan with whom she completed the Charing Cross Hospital Mural. From 1958-1964, she taught at the Royal College of Art
where she was the first woman ever to do so. One of her pupils was David Hockney.
Mary Fedden’s style evolved with the influence of Matisse and Braque. Her still lifes of cats place the cats in front of a wide range of landscapes and interiors and are executed in a bold manner. Fedden was a prolific artist and continued painting up until her death at 96. Her works continue to be exhibited in numerous galleries.