Thomas Faed

1826-1900 Scotland/Brother of John Faed

 

Brief Biography-Thomas Faed of Kirkcudbrightshire learned from his brother John in Edinburgh, and the Art School admitted him when he was fifteen. He entered the Scottish Academy at twenty-three and moved to London in 1852. His paintings were a success almost overnight, beginning with ‘The Mirthless Bairn’ first exhibited at Trafalgar Square. His depictions of abject poverty in his genre paintings excelled him to fame. He eventually became a Royal Academician at the Academy. Sadly, he had to resign his membership in 1893 due to failing sight, and he became blind for his last seven years. To this day, Thomas Faed is considered one of the foremost Scottish artists of his time.

 

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A Game
of Draughts

A Game of Draughts

Highland
Lassie

Highland Lassie

Oh-Why Have I
Left My Hame

Oh-Why Have I Left My Hame

The Parting of Burns
and His Mary

The Parting of Burns and His Highland Mary

The Last of
the Clan

The Last of the Clan

Sunday in the Backwoods

Sunday in the Backwoods

The Mitherless
Bairn

The Mitherless Bairn

Visit to the
Village School

Visit to the Village School

When the Day
is Done

When the Day is Done

The Morning
Toilet

The Morning Toilet

Happy as the
Day is Long

Happy as the Day is Long

From Hand
to Mouth

From Hand to Mouth-He Was One of the Few Who Would Not Beg