Daphne Fedarb (1912-1992)
|Artist Name||Daphne Fedarb (1912-1992)|
|Title||Mostar Bridge Landscape|
|Description||An original oil on canvas by British listed artist Daphne Fedarb who specialised in landscapes and still life art. This scene, in a British Post Impressionist palette, depicts a historical Bosnian bridge in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina painted circa 1960. The Mostar Bridge was a very famous and historical bridge before its destruction in 1993 during the war in Bosnia and Hercegovina (part of the former Yugoslavia). The elegant bridge spanned the River Neretva and was designed by the Ottoman (Turkish) architect Mimar Hayruddin. It was completed in 1566 after nines years of building and the surrounding town became a thriving trading centre. The bridge was 29 metres in length and stood at a height of 20 metres, a classic example of a single span, stone arch bridge and was an example of advanced technology in its time. It became a World Heritage site during the twentieth century.
The painting is one of her best large landscape paintings and is vibrant and beautiful.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||28 x 36 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a fine frame, 44 inches by 36 inches. Excellent condition.|
|Biography||Daphne Fedarb (1912-1992) was a landscape and still-life painter who was born in 1912 in London. She studied at the Beckenham School of Art from 1928 to 1930, then at the Slade School of Fine Art between 1931 and 1934 before going to the Westminster School of Art from 1936 to 1939. Among her tutors at this time were Mark Gertler and Bernard Meninsky who taught her drawing. In 1932, she married the watercolour painter Ernest J Fedarb and they held a joint exhibition at the Fine Art Society in 1935. She was a member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers from 1940 to 1955, the Women’s International Art Club from 1955 to 1968 and was elected a full member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1948. A resident of Kent in Canterbury and Nackington, Daphne Fedarb exhibited in Britain, Europe and the United States. Apart from exhibitions held at commercial venues such as the Fine Art Society, Cooling Galleries and a solo show at Gallery 34 in Shaftesbury Avenue in London, and Chilham Gallery in Kent, she also showed at the New England Art Club, the London Group, the Society of Women Artists and at the Royal Academy. She was also awarded First Prize in the Laing Landscape Competition in 1981 and Second Prize in 1983. In 1982 she gained the de Laszlo Medal at the RBA.|