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John Farrar

 (1928 - 1972)
John Farrar was active/lived in District Of Columbia.  John Farrar is known for society portrait painting, religous subjects.

Biography   John Farrar


Following are excerpts from information posted online by Black Art In America on November 5, 2010 at 5:17pm

"African American artist John Farrar's family finds his work a troubled legacy"

Heirs of sadness

Painter John Farrar was a troubled genius. For his family, his creative legacy could have meant comfort. Instead, it's meant more than a few troubles of their own.

John Farrar was a country boy barely out of puberty when he won the Washington Times-Herald's outdoor art fair in 1942, quickly becoming one of the most promising black artists of his generation. Within a few years, his work would be exhibited alongside that of Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett and Loïs Mailou Jones. He would beat noted   ...  Displaying 750 of 6715 characters.

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