Artist Biography

Henry Farrer

(1844 - 1903)

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    Henry Farrer was a well-recognized painter and etcher of Tonalist landscapes, whose work reflects his keen sense of atmosphere and daylight. Born in London, Farrer immigrated to the United States at the age of nineteen. He held a studio in the famous Tenth Street building and worked among other notable talents such as John George Brown, John La Farge, William Merritt Chase, and Jervis McEntee. Farrer was a founding member of the American Society of Painters in Watercolor and exhibited regularly at the National Academy of Design, the Brooklyn Art Association, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His works may be found at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the New York Historical Society.

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