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John Faed

 (1819 - 1902)
John Faed was active/lived in Scotland, England.  John Faed is known for miniature portrait painting, history and figure subjects.

Biography   John Faed

John Faed was a self-taught artist and received early encouragement from an Edinburgh collector who had settled locally. He painted miniatures until 1840, when he moved to Edinburgh, and he attended classes at the Trustees' Academy there. Being hard-working and cautious he continued in the 'cramped minuteness' of miniature painting against his true inclination.

The Evening Hour (Children of Dr Archibald Bennie)
(1847; Edinburgh, National Gallery), painted on a piece of ivory 330×241 mm, shows his portrait style at the height of his success as a miniaturist. By the late 1840s he had begun to exhibit oils at the Royal Scottish Academy, of wh

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