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