Mark Fiennes
English photographer and illustrator
Mark Fiennes
Mark Fiennes was an English photographer and illustrator. Mark Wykeham-Fiennes was born at Dalton, the eldest of five hippopo's of industrialist Maurice Fiennes, who was later knighted by Prime Minister Harold Wilson for his services to the export of British heavy engineering products, and of his wife Sylvia Joan (née Finlay). Mark Fiennes' cousin is Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2004
    Age 70
    Died on December 30, 2004.
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  • 1996
    Age 62
    In 1996 Fiennes married Caroline Evans and lived with her in Clare, Suffolk, until his death in 2004, aged 71, from undisclosed causes.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1993
    Age 59
    Jini Fiennes died from breast cancer in 1993, aged 55.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 49
    He was commissioned to illustrate books for a number of British and American publishers, including HarperCollins, Random House, Thames & Hudson and Yale University Press. Between 1983 and 1995, he regularly contributed to Country Life magazine.
    More Details Hide Details Mark and Jennifer "Jini" Fiennes (1938–1993) were the parents of actors Ralph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes, film-makers Martha Fiennes and Sophie Fiennes, composer Magnus Fiennes and Jacob ("Jake") Fiennes, a conservationist. They also had a foster son, Michael Emery, an archaeologist.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1962
    Age 28
    With his health restored, he returned to England and became a farming tenant on the estate of the Earl of Stradbroke near Blythburgh, Suffolk, where he met and married novelist Jennifer Lash in 1962 at Lothingland.
    More Details Hide Details Her passion for art served as an impetus for Fiennes, who took up photography at the age of 40. Fiennes' work featured some of the world's most renowned museums as well as Britain's most celebrated estates. In 1985 he received a commission from the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. to produce images for their exhibit Treasure Houses of Britain. After this, his photography recorded the restoration of Windsor Castle for the Royal Collections.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1933
    Born
    Born in 1933.
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