FARLEY, William George

1891 - 1961

Born in Cyprus 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. Farley was an equestrian, figure and landscape painter who exhibited from Hessett, near Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk, at Royal Academy and Royal Hibernian Academy from 1936 until 1940 and continued to exhibit until 1951. Successful in selling his works in North America as well as the United Kingdom his titles included ‘Musicians and Pine Tree’, 'Galloway Races at Buckingham’, ‘The Suffolk Point to Point at Bradfield’ and 'The Duke of Grafton and Mr. T. Crocker judging Suffolk Stall Irons.’ 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 Edmunds with his wife Clara Jane, a schoolmistress, who was born at St Austell, Cornwall. He died in the Surrey Mid Eastern district in 1961, aged 69 and his wife died at Bury St Edmunds in 1976, they had no issue.

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