F. M. Hollams

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Florence or Frances Mabel Hollams (1877–1963), who signed her works F.M. Hollams, was a popular British painter of horses and dogs, active in the first three decades of the 20th Century. She is noted for her technique of painting on wood panel with no background, so that the grain of the wood is visible.[1]

Education[edit]

Frank Calderdon and, at a time when most schools did not accept female students, she studied in Paris at Académie Julian.[1]

Career[edit]

Hollams was a prolific painter of animals, mainly horses. her works occasionally come up for auction and fetch reasonable prices. She painted for Royalty and many aristocratic families. One of her paintings, a royal horse, hangs in the Mounted Branch Museum at Imber Court. She was also one of the first female Royal Academicians, exhibiting eight paintings, and in 1899 was elected to the Society of Women Artists.[1]

Charles Lionel Fox, land agent who worked for racehorse owners the Cazelet family, was her husband.[1]

She signed her works "F.M. Hollams".[2]

Works[edit]

A partial list of works is:

  • A Chestnut Thorough Called 'Enterprise', oil, National Trust Collection, England[3]
  • A Roan Horse, oil on varnished pantel, National Trust, England[4]
  • 'Columcille,' a Horse in a Stable, 1937, oil on canvas, National Trust, England[5]
  • General Fanshawe's Hunter, 'Ich Dien', 1949, oil on canvas, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards Heritage Trust, England[6]
  • General Fanshawe's Hunter 'Mayfly', 1943, oil on canvas, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards Heritage Trust, England[7]
  • 'Halse', a Chestnut Hunter, 1926, oil on panel, National Trust, England[8]
  • His Last Fence, before 1906[9]
  • Something Wrong, before 1898, sketch, illustration[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d British Artist Biographies: F M (Florence Mabel) Hollams, British Fine Arts website. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
  2. ^ Paul Pfisterer (1 January 1999). Signaturenlexikon / Dictionary of Signatures. Walter de Gruyter. p. 308. ISBN 978-3-11-082446-9.
  3. ^ A Chestnut Thorough Called 'Enterprise'. Your Paintings. BBC. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  4. ^ A Roan Horse. Your Paintings. BBC. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  5. ^ 'Columcille,' a Horse in a Stable. Your Paintings. BBC. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  6. ^ General Fanshawe's Hunter, 'Ich Dien'. Your Paintings. BBC. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  7. ^ General Fanshawe's Hunter 'Mayfly'. Your Paintings. BBC. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  8. ^ 'Halse', a Chestnut Hunter. Your Paintings. BBC. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  9. ^ "Sport and Animal Life at the Royal Academy". Baily's Magazine of Sports & Pastimes. 1906. p. 451.
  10. ^ Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain); Henry Blackburn (1898). Academy Notes. Chatto and Windus. p. 8.

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