(1826 - 1900)
Thomas Faed was active/lived in United Kingdom, Scotland, England. Thomas Faed is known for paintings of orphans, beggars and street vendors, history scenes.
Biography Thomas Faed
Thomas Faed's paintings of orphans, beggars and street vendors were immensely popular. Although his father was a prosperous mill owner in Galloway and the Faed family did not face poverty at close quarters, the rural community in which he was raised offered ample opportunity to witness the plight of the poor and Faed was fascinated by the strenuous existence of those for whom life was hard.
Soon after he graduated from the Trustees Academy in Edinburgh, Faed began to paint historical pictures illustrating subjects from Burns and Scott but he soon realised that genre paintings of more humble, anonymous, domestic drama were more popular.
He exhibited from 1844 in Edinburgh but it was not until 1851 that he showed his first pic
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