Stephen Farthing RA British, b. 1950

CV Highlights;  Stephen Farthing RA

1976-77        Abbey Major Scholar, The British School at Rome

Oct 1989-Jan 1990    Artist in residence, Hayward Gallery, London, England

1989   Represented Great Britain at Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil,

1990    Solo Exhibition,"The Knowledge: Kyoto", National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

1990-2000  Ruskin Master of Drawing, University of Oxford

Since 1998   Royal Academician, Royal Academy of Arts , London

Since 2000   Honorary Keeper of the Royal Academy Collections, London

Since 2000   Emeritus Fellow of St Edmunds Hall , The University of Oxford

Since 2004  University Professor of Drawing  at the University of Arts , London

Autumn 2007  Hood Fellowship, Institute of Creative Arts & Industries, University of  Auckland, New Zealand.

2010 The Back Story, Artists’ Laboratory, solo exhibition the Royal Academy of Arts , London

2010 Art : the whole story, Edited by, Stephen Farthing, Thames & Hudson, London, 2010, ISBN 9780500288955

Since 2013   Chairman of the Royal Academy Exhibitions Committee, London

2013 Edited Derek Jarman’s Skechbooks Thames & Hudson  

April 2014-15 Exhibition Titian’s Ghosts, Ham House (National Trust) , London, England

Autumn2016  Visiting Professor University of Tasmania , Hobart



Recent Solo Exhibitions:

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank , London . UK
Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
National Museum of Art, Montevideo, Uruguay
The Minories Art Gallery, Colchester
Sloane Racotta Gallery, Mexico City
Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey
Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
City Museum, Montevideo, Uruguay
Otemae Centre for the Arts, Otemae University, Kansai, Japan
Mary Ogilvy Gallery, St Anne’s College, Oxford
Anne Berthoud Gallery, London, UK
British Council, Kyoto, Japan
Brantwood House, Cumbria, UK
Amagansett Applied Arts, New York
Purdy Hicks Gallery , London
West of England Academy , Bristol , UK
Royal Academy of Arts , London


Public Commissions:

2016. 300 Anniversary Capability Brown , Painting for Milton Abbey , Milton Abbas , Dorset , UK

2014 -15  National Trust, Titian’s Ghosts, 3 paintings for the Great Staircase, a temporary installation for Ham House, Surrey , UK

2006  Aston Villa Football club , Mural for stadium, Aston, Birmingham , UK

2004  Cleveland Browns NFL, Browns Town Mural for stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

1988  Portrait of the past and present historians Eric Hobsbawm, Rodney Hilton, Sir Keith Thomas, Sir John Elliot, Lawrence Stone and Jean Thirsk (commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, London).
1988  Topographical painting of Dorset (commissioned by the Dorchester Hospital Trust)





Arts Council of Great Britain
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford British Council, London

Aston Villa  Football Club

Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery : Birmingham , UK

Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, England

British Council London
British Council, Kyoto
British Council, Mexico City

British Museum , London

BUPA Collection, London, England

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, England

Cleveland Browns, NFL , Cleveland Ohio

Deutsche Bank, London, England

Government Art Collection Fund

Leicester City Museum, England

Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff,
National Portrait Gallery, London

Oxford University Press, Oxford

St Edmund Hall , University of Oxford , Oxford

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Royal College of Art, London

Sheffield City Art Gallery

Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery, England

Towner art Gallery , Eastbourne

University of Liverpool Art Collection, England

University of Surrey, Guildford, England

Victoria & Albert Museum , London
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool