Arthur Henry Fehr – Son of Henry Charles Fehr, 9th May 1899 – 1989
Arthur attended the Slade School of Art and carried on the artistic flair and did many oil paintings, sculptures and film set modelling and sculpting. The majority of his film set work took place at Pinewood Studios, Elstree, S(A?)BPC, Sheperton and Ealing.
During World War 1 he lied about his age in order to join up and was enlisted as a 1st lieutenant. During World War 2, he was a Draughtsman in the Home Guard.
The majority of his life was spent in Stubbs Wood, Amersham, Bucks and in retirement spent his time in Westonzoyland, Somerset.
He and Mary gave birth to Betty Jean in 1927 (Grandmother of the author)
Due to the nature of a lot of his work, relatively little survives to this day as the film pieces were destroyed for lack of storage space. Although there may be one or two lucky finds still at the studios.
Film credits (known) include:
- Dr NO
- Alligator called Daisy
- Call me Bwana
- Moby Dick
- Saraband for dead lovers
- Lost Continent
- Quartermass Experiment
- Mouse on the Moon
- Pied Piper of Hamylin
- Captain Hornblower – Trivia from Grandad himself: Gregory Peck had to have his trousers padded for the film as his legs were too thin!
- Lavender Hill Mob
- Speedway Trophy – Royal Academy – 1931 – With the authors family
- Battle of Sedgemoor Mural – Westonzoyland Community Centre
- Battle of Sedgemoor Individual Oils – With the authors family
- The Supreme Court (Middlesex Guildhall) – London (Helped his father as a 9 year old)
- Various Ford Motor Car and Rolls Royce Oils – Some with the authors family
- Various oils of animals, trains, ships
- Wood Carvings
- Extensive works on Westonzoyland Carnival Club Floats for the yearly Bridgwater Carnival.