Leila Faithfull (1896 - 1994)

Sculpted Female Head, c. 1960


SKU: 9660

copper , on a wooden pesdestal


Height – 20cm x Width – 14cm

1 in stock


The artists John Moody until 1993; Private collection until 2018

Faithfull studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1923-4, and later at L’Académie de la Grande Chaumi√®re, Paris. During the war, she produced commissions for the WAAC, and gained employment as a surgical artist at the new plastic surgery unit at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, under Sir Archibald McIndoe.

The artist built a reputation as a portrait painter, and exhibited widely with works shown at the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Society of British Artists and the New English Art Club. Both Kenneth Clark and Sir Edward Marsh acquired examples of her work for their private collections.

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Leila Faithful
1896 - 1994

Painter, born at Walton, Liverpool who studied at the Slade School of Fine Art 1923-24, and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. She exhibited at NEAC, RA, RBA, ROI and at the Leicester Galleries on numerous occasions. Her work is in the collection of the Imperial War Museum, Warwick University and was once in the collections Sir Kenneth Clark and Sir Edward Marsh. There are also examples in other public galleries such as BMAG, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Manchester City Art Gallery as well as the Slade School.