Copley Fielding, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Copley Fielding

British artist

Date of Birth: 22-Nov-1787

Place of Birth: Sowerby Bridge, England, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 03-Mar-1855

Profession: painter

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Copley Fielding

  • Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding (22 November 1787 – 3 March 1855), commonly called Copley Fielding, was an English painter born in Sowerby, near Halifax, and famous for his watercolour landscapes.
  • At an early age Fielding became a pupil of John Varley.
  • In 1810 he became an associate exhibitor in the Old Water-colour Society, in 1813 a full member and in 1831 President of that body (later known as the Royal Society of Watercolours), until his death.
  • In 1824 he won a gold medal at the Paris Salon alongside Richard Parkes Bonington and John Constable.
  • He also engaged largely in teaching the art and made ample profits.
  • He later moved to Park Crescent in Worthing and died in the town in March 1855. Copley Fielding was a painter of much elegance, taste and accomplishment and has always been highly popular with purchasers.
  • He painted a vast number of all sorts of views (occasionally in oil-colour) including marine subjects.
  • Specimens of his work from 1829 to 1850 can be seen in the water-colour gallery of the Victoria and Albert Museum and other major museums.
  • Among the engraved specimens of his art is the Annual of British Landscape Scenery, published in 1839.

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