PAINT IT FORWARD
The son of British artist Julian Trevelyan has found a way to continue his legacy and that of his artist wife Mary Fedden (right). He plans to turn their former home and studio into a not-for-profit business where postgraduate students will become artists in residence.
For over 40 years, Fedden, who specialised in still lifes, and Trevelyan, who painted Surrealist scenes, lived in a cottage-style outhouse overlooking the River Thames at Chiswick, London. The building will be redeveloped by Turner Prize-winning architecture practice Assemble using funds raised by a Sotheby’s auction on 23 November. A gorgeous mix of artworks belonging to and painted by the couple will be up for sale, including an etching given to the them by Picasso; Fedden’s illustrations for the 1997 story Motley the Cat; and Trevelyan’s Sheds ( left), as well as his ‘Jekyll’ landscapes and ‘Hydes’ canvases. Head to the Bond Street gallery for the pre-sale view on 18–22 November (sothebys.com).