ART SHOES
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Christian has painted a pair of Terry de Havilland wedges (above) entitled 'Baisse Moi' for an auction at the Chelsea Arts Club details here Other artists to paint shoes include Sir Peter Blake, Allen Jones, Sarah Lucas, Stella Vine, Bruce Maclean
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Christian's painting Venus has been transferred perfectly to the curves and contours of a wedge sole by 'Cobbler to the Stars' Terry de Havilland.

[SEX & DEATH]
Christian's painting 'Sex and Death' fetures burlesque model Esme Bianco and a pair of de Havilland shoes..
READ MORE ABOUT THE DRENCH ART AWARD..
DRENCH ART AWARD
Christian Furr is one of the judges for the new Drench Art Prize, an art competition designed to encourage and support outstanding young visual artists. Read more here

ITV Brush with Fame- presenter Carol Smillie
Christian appeared on UK screens as judge/teacher in the series 'A Brush with Fame' ITV daytime.
In the series amateur portrait painters across Britain compete to win a cash prize and publishing deal. With Presenter Carol Smilie and fellow judge David Lee. For more information emai
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Featured in the Daily Mail WEEKEND Jan 14th 06Featured in the Daily Mail
NEW ART BOOK
Christian
Furr's new Art book 'The Lost Art' was launched at the Colony Room in Dean Street, London recently and is out now. Available in all good bookshops or on Amazon.
Richard & Judy were so amazed by Christian's book that they agreed to do the foreword!
'Christian Furr is doing for Art what Jamie Oliver did for cooking' Read more..
More about Christian..
Latest News Feb 07
EXHIBITIONS
Christian is exhibiting new work at
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters

annual exhibiton at the Mall Galleries this year which is travelling to Newcastle.

Exhibition Dates

Private View

Wed 22nd-June-2006

Open to the Public

23rd-June-2006 to 19th-August-2006

GREAT READING...JUNE..
'.. I'm never without Christian Furr's The Lost Art (Blake, £12.99). He's the youngest artist ever to paint the Queen's portrait and it's full of clever little tips'
-Carol Smillie

-Woman & Home - Bookclub 2006


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Christian recently judged the Daily Mail's 'Paint the Queen' competition. Christian's fellow judges were Weekend's Art director Tim Alden, photographer Brian Aris. and AndrewJames, Artist and secretary of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

Richard & Judy

Christian is Richard & Judy's 'Celebrity Art Club Resident Artist' and features on the show on Channel Four regularly. He held a celebrity portrait masterclass for six people including Jade from Big Brother, Anne Diamond and Leslie Grantham. He was also judge of viewers work and previewed the record breaking Whistler/Monet and Turner exhibition at the Tate with Actress and presenter Josie D'Arby

TV Appearances Breakdown here.

Watch a clip of Christian discussing modern Art on R&J. Make take some time to load..


Christian Furr was recently awarded the UK's prestigious AoC's Gold Award for 2004 in connection with his formar art college WMC
The award ceremony took place at the House of Commons in June. Five other nominees, including the Actor/Director Stephen Fry, were honoured for achievements in their field since leaving further education.
(previous winners)

Hi Res photos of Christian Furr

KINGSTON OPEN
Mr Furr was the guest selector for Kingston Contemporary Open Art Exhibition, at The Stanley Picker Gallery and Kingston Museum and Art Gallery.


Christian appeared on BBC2/Endemol's 'Art School' giving his views on making Art.

The lovely Jerry HallVH1
THE ART OF REALITY TV
Jerry Hall the sexy, sassy super model and x-Mrs. Jagger recently enlisted the help of Christian to teach 10 young Americans to become European sophisticates.

Furr features in BBC news..Wimbledon Painting in greater detail..Official Website of Wimbledon 2005
Furr painting Tim Henman in his studio ©
Ken Lennox 2005
Christian Furr was commissioned by Robinsons to produce a commemorative work of Art featuring Tim Henman and Fred Perry for Wimbledon this year. The queing public recreated the image on a giant canvas in June 05 at Wimbledon.

Venus

 

 

The Artist is featured in 'Briefing' Magazine.
Read the interview here

"The Art of Love' is a modern take on Love, with contributions raging from a page 3-style Venus by Christian Furr (left), which is a portrait of the model Petta Longstaff, to a photograph of what is, quite literally a grated heart."
- The Times, Feb 7th 2004

The Lost Art ( John Blake, £12.99 ) is a how-to-do-it drawing and painting book by portrait artist Christian Furr , who recently co-presented ITV's portrait painting competition A Brush With Fame and is the youngest painter to have officially painted the Queen. Readable in a couple of hours, it provides useful tips on how beginners and amateurs alike can avoid the most common pitfalls associated especially with drawing. It also sidesteps the failings of many such manuals in presenting information so densely and dauntingly that skills are made to seem more difficult to acquire than is the case. Perhaps its best lesson is the encouragement it gives to everyone to look carefully before starting.' – David Lee , editor of ‘The Jackdaw'

THE LOST ART
"Ordinary people being creative is a cause which Furr champions. 'In Victorian times,' he says,'it was a normal thing for people to carry a sketchbook around with them. That hardly ever happens now. I'd like to help bring that idea back.'

Furr's own art practise blends traditional artistic virtues - the representation of the human figure and a well-grounded knowledge of the Old Masters - with a keen awareness of contemporary reality. Media culture and celebrity intrude into his work: as subjects for his paintings, but also as a professional sideline."
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Paul Glinkowski, 2005

Blondie shoes by Terry de Havilland (Image courtesy of Mick Rock)
Christian with Terry and Liz deHavilland outside the Chelsea Arts Club 2004
Last year Christian conceived of this performance piece (Left) based on 'The Kiss' by Rodin for the LondonArt exhibition on the theme of Love
Kiss of Life The artsit  will be taking part in BigArtsWeek
Evening Standard 6/11/02
The Evening Standard
Guardian 4/2/02
The Guardian
Will Smith

The artist made an appearance on A Wife for William on Ch4 giving his opinion on what Prince Williams future wife may look like.

Biography

At the age of 28, Christian Furr became the youngest artist to officially paint Queen Elizabeth II.

The portrait was commissioned for the Royal Overseas League in London, after the Queen herself chose him, from a short-list of artists. It was painted in the Yellow Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace and now hangs at the Royal Overseas League Headquarters in St. James, London.

Christian has a passion for Painting and believes that anyone can draw and paint with a little guidance. He teaches Art to Celebrities on Television and judges work.

Born in Heswall, Wirral in 1966. He studied at Wirral Metropolitan College, Merseyside and De Montfort University,Leics, where he graduated with a first class degree in Fine Art. He lives in Richmond-upon-Thames with his wife, Emma, and three daughters, Colette, Daphne and Anika and has a studio in Kingston-upon-Thames. He has exhibited extensively around the world and at shows and galleries in London, including the Mall, Francis Kyle and the National Portrait Gallery.

"His Queen is elegant and regal, but around the mouth and eyes plays a slight, suggestive flicker of a smile…
such an intriguing work."
Mail on Sunday


"A gentle, almost classical painting."
Evening Standard.

TV and Radio appearances Brush with Fame ITV Oct-Nov 2005; 'This Morning' Oct 2005; Artschool BBC2 Sept 2005; 'Kept' VH1 May/June 2005; : 'Outlook' BBC World Service radio discussion 2004; 'A Wife for William', Princess Productions for Channel Four 2004; Richard and Judy, Cactus TV for Channel Four 2003; British Satellite News 2003/2; 'The Biggest Breakfast Ever' Channel Four 2001; 'Good Morning Summer' BBC One 1995

Selected Group Exhibitions:Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries 2006; Art of Love, Arndean Gallery, Cork Street, London 2004; LondonArt, Jak Gallery, Hoxton, London 2003 'The Archive' The Untitled Gallery, Hampstead, London 2003 CISAC2002 World Congress Exhibition for DACS, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London SW1. BP National Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery 1999; Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 1994; Windsor & Newton Young Artist's Award/ROI Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 1993; Artfair 1993/4, Francis Kyle Gallery, London; Royal Overseas League Annual Open Exhibition, St James, 1992/3; East Meets West, Smiths Gallery, London 1991; John Players National Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery 1989; Venice Show, Loseby Gallery, Leicester 1988.

Solo Exhibitions: Untitled Gallery, Hampstead, London 2003 Beatrice Royal Gallery, Hampshire, UK 2001;Royal Overseas League, London 2001; La Sinfonia, Key West, Florida 2000; Royal College of General Practitioners, London 1997; Royal Overseas League, London 1993; The Duffer of St George, London 1993; The Tricycle Gallery, London 1993.

Awards and Publications: Association of Colleges Gold Award 2004; 'Briefing' 2004;:'Who's Who of Art' 2004; 'The Art of Love'The Times 2004, 2003 The London Magazine, 'Objects of Desire;'1999 National Portrait Gallery exhibited painting featured in Art Review. Interviewed about Queen portrait in Artists and Illustrstors Magazine 1998. Painting of Queen Elizabeth II featured and interviewed in The Evening Standard, The Sun, The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Express, Majesty and Gente Magazine (Italy). Interviewed on Good Morning Summer BBC One. Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Scholarship 1991. Featured artist in 'Painting by Diana Constance (Harper Collins) 1995. Featured artist in 'Introduction to Oils' (Dorling Kindersly) 1993. Featured artist in Artist Magazine 1991.

Selected Commissions: Tim Henman 2006; Robinsons 70 yrs on Centre Court 15 x 6ft Painting at Wimbledon 2005: Alun Cathcart and Debbie simmons 2004; Gered Mankowitz 2004; Dame Lesley Southgate, President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, London 2003; Cardinal Murphy O'Connor, Westminster Cathedral 2002 Bishop Stack, Bishop O'Donoghue, Westminster Cathedral 2002. General Medical Council portrait commission of Sir Donald Irvine, President 2002. Royal College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians portrait commission of Professor Robert Shaw, President 2001. Royal College of Psychiatrists portrait commission of Dr. Robert Kendell, President, 2000. Private commission Mrs Judith Ross, Dublin 1999. Institution of Structural Engineers portrait commission of John Dougill, Chief Executive 1999. Institution of Civil Engineers portrait commission of Roger Sainsbury 1998. Royal College of General Practitioners portrait commission of Dr Lotte Newman 1997; French House portrait commission of Noel and Leslie Botham 1997: Private commission Mrs Linda Hunter 1996. .Royal Overseas League portrait commission of Queen Elizabeth II 1995; ROSL portrait of Maneck Dalal 1993; Leicester University portrait commission 1990.

Education: De Montfort University BA(Hons) - Fine Art - First Class Wirral Metropolitan College , Wallasey- Foundation Course
Kingston College, Surrey - BTEC Graphic Design

 

All official portraits can be viewed by appointment through contacting the relevant institutions

Art Enquiries: EmmaBlake@christianfurr.com Tel Emma on: (+44) 208 404 9431

For media related enquiries please contact Angharad Allen on: 0207 985 1985

For All enquiries regarding licensing of images please contact DACS T: +44 (0)20 7336 8811
Design and Artists Copyright Society
33 Great Sutton Street
London EC1V 0DX
www.dacs.org.uk

Studio Address by appointment:
96 Richmond Road
Kingston-upon-Thames
Surrey
KT2 5EN

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- Colette Furr

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