Charles Griffin Farr
(1908 - 1997)
Charles Griffin Farr was active/lived in California. Charles Farr is known for abstract-realist still life, landscape and figure painting, illustration.
Biography Charles Griffin Farr
Charles Griffin Farr (1908-1997) is an American realist artist whose
paintings are intended to convey a subtle emotional tension and sense of mystery.
Working within the tradition of American realism, Farr's signature
style began its evolution in the 1930s, a time when Precisionism and
other forms of painting about the process of seeing were major forces. Many terms have been used to define his idiosyncratic work, but "Magic Realism," is probably the closest. By definition, according to famed
curator Dorothy C. Miller, it means that a work possesses a "sharp
focus and precise representation: with the difference being 'whether
the subject has been observed in the outer world-realism, or contrived
by the imagination—magi
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