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Sheila Fell RA, Farmyard in Cumberland

Farmyard in Cumberland, ca. 1974

Sheila Fell RA (1931 - 1979)

RA Collection: Art

Sheila Fell was born in Aspatria, Cumberland. She studied at Carlisle School of Art and then at the St. Martin's School of Art. At the early age of 24 she was offered an exhibition at the Beaux Arts Gallery where her work was seen and bought by L. S. Lowry RA, who became a lifelong friend and supporter.

Much of her work was preoccupied with landscape of north Cumberland. She brilliantly evokes the brooding quality of the mountains and the windswept skies laden with snow. However it was not just the landscape she wished to paint. The community of farmers, the buildings of the hill farms and the sense of a working landscape were integral to her work.

Object details

Title
Farmyard in Cumberland
Artist/designer
Sheila Fell RA (1931 - 1979)
Date
ca. 1974
Object type
Painting
Copyright owner
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions

1018 mm x 1267 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/223
Acquisition
Diploma Work given by Sheila Fell RA accepted 1974
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