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THOMAS FAED (1826-1900), British painter, born in Kirkcudbrightshire, was the brother of John Faed, R.S.A., and received his art education in the school of design, Edinburgh. He was elected an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1849, came to London three years later, was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1861, and academician in 1864, and retired in 1893. He had much success as a painter of domestic genre, and had considerable executive capacity. Three of his pictures, "The Silken. Gown," "Faults on Both Sides," and "The Highland Mother," are in the National Gallery of British Art.

See William D. McKay, The Scottish School of Painting (1906).

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