FARLEY, William George

1891 - 1961

William George Farley, was born in Northampton on 11 November 1891, son of William George Farley (1865-1947), and his wife Charlotte née Coombes, who married at Shalford, Surrey on 25 April 1891. Educated in the U.S.A., and studied at Art Students' League, New York and at Heathery's in London. He served in the Canadian Army and Farley and returned to England in 1920 making a living in designing book-jackets and magazine illustration before coming to Suffolk in 1924 where he became acquainted with Alfred Richard Blundell [q.v.]. An equestrian, figure and landscape painter who exhibited at Wertheim Gallery, London in 1935 and at the Royal Academy from 1936 and in 1951 from Hessett, near Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk 'Musicians and Pine Trees', he also exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy 1936-1940. Successful in selling his works in Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston and New York as well as Salon d'Automne and in the United Kingdom, his titles included 'Galloway Races at Buckingham’, ‘The Suffolk Point to Point at Bradfield’; 'The Duke of Grafton and Mr. T. Crocker judging Suffolk Stall Irons' and 'Mr. E. Percy Hallam.’ He married at Kings Norton, Worcestershire in 1919, Clara Jane Grigg (19 June 1889-1976) and in 1939, an artist, living at School House, Hessett, Bury St Edmund's with his wife Clara Jane, a schoolmistress, who was born at St Austell, Cornwall. He was of 13 Hillside, Banstead, Surrey, when he died in the District Hospital, Epsom, Surrey on 6 December 1961, aged 69 and his wife, who was born on 19 June 1889, died at 31 College Lane, Bury St Edmund's on 23 November 1976, they had no issue.




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