1855 - 1935

Harry Fidler

Harry Fidler, was born at Teffont Magna, Tisbury, Wiltshire in the 1st quarter of 1855, eighth of the nine children of William Fidler (1807-1877), a farmer of 545 acres, and his wife Jane née Humby (1814-1882), who married at Wilton, Wiltshire in 1839. In 1861, a 5 year old, living at Chilmark, Tisbury, with his parents 53 year old William and 46 year old Jane, with nine siblings, James Humby 19, Mary Jane 17, Flora 15, Hannah Elizabeth 13, Thomas 11, Fanny 9, Lucy Hannah 7 and Gideon 3, all born in Wiltshire. It was not until he was in his early 30s that Harry studied at Herkomer's Art School, Bushey and in 1901, a 45 year old unmarried artist painter, living at Tefford Street, Tefford Magna, Tisbury, Wiltshire with his 57 year old unmarried sister Mary, and five other unmarried siblings. He married at St Matthew, Great Peter Street, Westminster in 1908, Scottish born Laura Barbara Sutherland Clunas (26 July 1862-1936), who was also an artist. Fidler frequently included farm animals and especially working horses in his paintings and frequently used poor quality canvas and inadequate ground which meant that his work may require early restoration. A member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Society of British Artists and exhibited several large canvases at the Royal Academy. He also exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club including from The White House, Stoke, Andover, Hampshire in 1932, an oil 'Plough Land Plight'. Fidler died at The White House, Stoke on 10 May 1935, aged 79. He signed his work 'Fidler' in block letters.

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