Mary Holden Bird

1900 - 1978

Mary Holden Bird (see Caldwell) was a painter and etcher, mainly of seascapes and landscapes. She 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.

Mary married (16th Sept 1914) the cartoonist Cyril Kenneth Bird, who drew for Punch as "Fougasse", his work can still be seen today. She was especially fond of the area around Morar, Scotland, where she came to live and produce much of her well known and loved paintings.

One of her transparent-washed watercolours is illustrated in Percy V Bradshaw's book Watercolour: A Truly English Art.