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Copley Fielding (1787 - 1855)
  • Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding
  • Place of Birth: East Sowerby (West Yorkshire), England
  • Place of Death: Worthing (West Sussex), England
Biography
Works of Art

Born on 22 November 1787 in Sowerby, his childhood was spent in London and Cumbria. He settled in London in 1809 and became a pupil of John Varley (whose wife's sister he married). He was a highly productive landscape painter exhibiting at the Royal Academy, London 1811-42 and British Institution, London 1812-55 and showing 1,748 works at the Old Water-Colour Society, London 1813-55 of which he was President 1832-55.

He was a gold medallist at the Paris Salon in 1824. He died in Worthing on 3 March 1855.