FIDLER, Harry

1855 - 1935

Harry Fidler

Harry Fidler was born at Teffont Magna, Tisbury, Wiltshire in the 2nd quarter of 1855, ninth of the ten 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, all born in Wiltshire. It was not until he was in his early 30s that Harry studied at Herkomer School, Bushey and in 1901, a 45 year old unmarried 'artist painter' living at Tefford Street, Tefford Magna, Tisbury 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 from The White House, Stoke, Andover, Hampshire in 1932 an oil 'Plough Land Plight'. Fidler died at Stoke, near Andover in 1935, aged 79.











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