Mary Fedden: Enigmas and Variations
By Christopher Andreae
Mary Fedden (1915–2012) is one of Britain's most popular artists. The focus of this acclaimed book is the artist's creative process in various media – oil, watercolour and gouache, drawing, illustration, collage and printmaking.
While Fedden is often considered almost exclusively a still-life painter, still life was far from being her only preoccupation, as this book shows. Fantasy and imagination always also played a strong part.
This engaging text draws on numerous conversations with the artist during her final years, showing her to be an original, serious and prolific artist, a draftsman of unusual sensitivity and prowess, and a colourist of power and subtlety.
This beautiful book is profusely illustrated with works from public and private collections (some previously unpublished), with quality reproductions that reveal the vigour of her brushwork. This is a book for Mary Fedden’s existing devotees as well as newcomers to her work.
Binding: Paperback, with flaps
Edition: 2007, paperback 2014, reprinted 2019
Dimensions: H:29cm, W:24cm, D:1.5cm
Extent: 176 pages
Illustrations: 201 colour