Mary Fedden was born in 1915 and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1932 to 1936. She went on to teach Painting at the Royal College of Art from 1958 to 1964, the first woman tutor to teach in the Painting School, and subsequently taught at the Yehudi Menuhin School from 1965 to 1970.
Mary Fedden exhibited in one-man shows throughout the UK every year from 1950. She received many mural commissions, notably the Festival of Britain in 1951, the P & O Liner Canberra in 1961, Charing Cross Hospital in 1980 (along with her husband, the artist Julian Trevelyan), and Colindale Hospital in 1985.
Mary Fedden was President of the Royal West of England Academy from 1984 to 1988 and was elected a Royal Academician in the Senior Order in 1992. She received an OBE and a Doctor of Literature, Bath University in the 1990s. Mary Fedden worked from her Thames-side studio in London . She is one of Britain's most respected and collectable artists and has produced some of her finest work during the past decade.
Bohun Gallery worked closely with Mary Fedden during her lifetime. She and her husband, Julian Trevelyan, first exhibited at Bohun Gallery in 1984 and regularly thereafter. The gallery continues to exhibit Mary's work regularly.