FARLEY, William George

1891 - 1961

William George Farley, was 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 1936-1940 but 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 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 died at 31 College Lane, Bury St Edmund's on 23 November 1976, they had no issue.




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