FARR, Simon

1950 - ?

Simon Farr

Simon C. D. Farr was born at Harrow, Middlesex, on 9 November 1950, son of Air Vice Marshal Peter Gerald Desmond Farr (26 September 1917-21 October 2009) and his wife Rosemarie Kathleen Balfour, née Haward (19 September 1920-23 July 1983), who married at Pinner Parish Church in 1949. Simon was educated at Harrow School of Art 1969-1970, and the Fine Art Department of Portsmouth Polytechnic 1970-1973. He initially worked in London as a railway guard, then as an arts administrator at Chats Palace in Hackney and the Albany Empire in Deptford, finishing as a performer's manager for Test Department. Since 1989, a freelance commercial illustrator, cartoonist, and a portrait painter, creating illustrated images for print media and paints private oil portraits. Simon works primarily in pen, ink and watercolour inks as well as painting with traditional oil on canvas and has been selected several times for the Association of Illustrators Images directory and touring exhibition including two images for 2011 and was Chairman of the Association of Illustrators 1994-1995. In recent years has been a stand-in political cartoonist for Steve Bell, Marin Rosen, Gerald Scarfe, Peter Schrank, Dave Brown and Nickolas Garland and has contributed amongst others to the 'Sunday Times', 'Financial Times', 'Daily Mail', 'Money Observer', 'New Statesman', 'Moneywise', 'Public Finance Magazine' and 'TV Times' and has exhibited at the Royal Academy. He married at Hackney, London in 1987, Annie Lee and has lived at Dunan, 41 Park Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk since 1999 and donated to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction' in 2012 'The Power of Prayer' and in 2013 a watercolour 'The Three Friends Never Missed a Good Auction'. A member of Suffolk Open Studios from Stables House, 16b Park Road, Ipswich. His wife Annie Lee is a potter from the same address.
Website: https://www.simonfarr.co.uk

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 36 Museum House, Burnham Street, London
1984 260 The Pursuit of Knowledge - watercolour

Works by This Artist