Stephen Farthing (b. 1950, London) lives and works in New York, USA. Farthing studied at St Martin’s School of Art, 1969 and the Royal College of Art, 1973, where he received an Abbey Major Scholarship, taking him to The British School at Rome in 1976. Farthing has taught at Canterbury College of Art, Royal College of Art and West Surrey College of Art and Design. From 1990 he was Ruskin Master at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Professorial Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford until 2000, before moving to New York to become Executive Director of The New York Academy of Art. In 2004 he was appointed Rootstein Hopkins Research Professor of Drawing at the University of the Arts London. He was elected Royal Academician in 1998 and in 2000 was made an Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford. Recent solo exhibitions include 2010: Drawing Gallery, Shropshire; Royal West of England Academy, Bristol; Drawing Gallery, Leintwardine; 2009: Purdy Hicks, London; 2007: The Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland, New Zealand; 2006: Chelsea Futurespace, London; 2003: Amagenesett Applied Arts, New York; 2000: Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Surrey, UK; Otemae Centre for the Arts, Otemae University, Kansai, Japan.
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