E. Hedley Fitton

British 1859-1929



With his remarkable ability to portray a broad range range of light and shadow within his etchings of revered British landmarks, Hedley Fitton enjoyed recognition as one of Englandís best loved artists.


After studying at the Warrington School of Art in Cheshire, Fitton travelled extensively throughout the British Isles, France and Italy, creating finely detailed etchings of important cathedrals. Back home in Manchester, he worked for a time as editor and illustrator for the Daily Chronicle.


Fitton exhibited at the Royal Academy, London and at the Paris Salon. He was a member of the Painters-Etchers and Engravers and the Royal Watercolour Association in England. In 1907, Hedley Fitton was awarded a Gold Medal from the Societe des Artistes Francais.