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Thomas
Faed
Scottish painter
born 1826- died August 17 1900

Nationality:
Scottish

Brother of:
John Faed (1820-1902)

Associate member of:
The Royal Academy of Art, Royal Scottish Academy

Full member of:
The Royal Academy of Art

Member of:
Athenaeum Club, Faed family

Student at:
School of Design, Edinburgh

Retired from:
The Royal Academy of Art


Biographical Information

Tom Faed was born in Kirkudbrightshire in 1826, the son of James Faed, a Millwright. He was educated at the School of Design Edinburgh, and became an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1849. In 1852 he moved to London, where he became rapidly successful - he was also very handsome. Faed became ARA in 1859 and RA in 1864. He was best known as a painter of genre, his pictures including The Motherless Bairn, Home and The Homeless, From Dawn to Sunset, and The Last of the Clan. Genre with a Scottish lilt and a strong element of pathos. Faed lived in St John’s Wood, and was a member of the Athenaeum Club.

In the early 1890s Tom Faed’s sight began to fail, and he became a retired RA in 1894, which allowed him the privileges of an Academician without the obligations, and the Academy to elect another RA. He died on 17th August 1900.

Source:
  • Our thanks go to Paul Ripley for his kind permission to reprint this article from his website, Victorian Art in Britain.

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