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FARRAR, Thomas Charles, artist, born in London, 16 December 1838, learned drawing in a free school established in London by Ruskin. He came to New York in 1858, attained success as an instructor" in his art, served in the Union army during the civil war, and in 1869 returned to London, where he has since resided. Among his works exhibited at the National academy in New York were "Field Lily" and "Twilight on the Hudson" (1867); " Beach at Hastings" and "English Farm" (1871); "Caernarvon Castle, Wales" and "Interior of St. Mark's, Venice" (1872); "Sunset" (1875); "Yorkshire Trout Stream," "Coming through the Lock," and "Rochester Castle" (1878). He has also contributed paintings to the exhibitions of the Royal academy in London.
His brother, Henry Farrar, artist, born in London, England, 23 March 1843. In 1863 he came to New York, where he first gained distinction for his watercolors, and afterward took high rank as a landscape painter. He is a member of the New York etching club and of the American society of painters in watercolors. His principal works are "On the East River" ; "A Hot Day "; " A Calm Afternoon" ; "Sunset. Coast of Maine "" "The Silent Tongue ..... The Old Homestead at Twilight" ; and a "November Day." He contributed to the Centennial exhibition at Philadelphia "A Windy Day" and "The Old House on the Hill," and to the Paris exhibition of 1878 "A Quiet Pool."
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