(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
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
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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