Fearon, Hilda (1878-1917) by Scholes, Robert

Hilda Fearon (1878 – 1917) From the useful sketch provided by the Stanford Gallery: She was born in Barnstead, Surrey, England. From 1897-1899 she studied in Dresden and went on to study at the Slade School in London from 1899-1904. From there she continued independent work with Algernon Talmage at St. Ives in Cornwall. Proficient in many different areas, she was noted for her work in figure subjects, landscapes and still lifes. She exhibited primarily at the Royal Academy from 1908 and also at the Goupil Gallery, London Salon, Royal Hibernian Academy and Royal Institute Oil Painters. In this work she has managed to combine the newer aesthetic of the Impressionist broken brushwork with a very English feeling for a bucolic country scene and sky, characteristic of earlier landscape masters such as Constable and Turner.

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