ARTIST: Arthur Charles Fare (1876 - 1958).
TITLE: “Street Scene at Chipping Sodbury”
MEDIUM: Watercolour on paper, 10.1/4” x 14.1/8”
Signed and inscribed lower right.
REF: KFA 587 (SOLD)
Arthur Charles Fare was born in Bath in 1876. He specialised in painting landscapes in watercolour and village, harbour scenes and architectural subjects. His main profession was as an accomplished architect. Many of his views depict scenes in the Bristol and Bath area, including a record of parts of the city destroyed by bombing. He was a Member and regular exhibitor at the Royal West of England Academy showing 106 works between 1922 and 1956. He was also a member of the 'Bristol Savages', being their President in 1927, a group of artists who met regularly and painted together in their headquarters, which were decorated as an American Indian wigwam and situated on Brandon Hill, Bristol between 1907-1920. It is recorded he exhibited over 200 works with them between 1928 and 1958 the year of his death. He visited France and painted in the Dinard Area Circa 1925, and Italy and Spain.
He was a prolific, accomplished artist, as shown in this example. The Bristol City Art Gallery features other works of his on show.