Mary Holden Bird, Painter and etcher, mainly of landscapes. Studied at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art and went on to show at the Fine Art Society, where she had frequent one-man exhibitions, RA, RSW, RBA and Paris Salon. Married to the cartoonist Cyril Kenneth Bird, who drew for Punch as Fougasse. Mary Holden Bird’s work was widely reproduced by the Medici Society in Britain and America. She was especially fond of the area around Morar, Scotland, and one of her typical transparent-washed watercolours is illustrated in Percy V Bradshaw’s book Watercolour: A Truly English Art. Mary Bird-known to her friends as Molly- lived in London for some time, then finally in Scotland.
Artists in Britain Since 1945