Christian Furr - London
Born in Heswall, Wirral in 1966, Christian Furr studied at Wirral Metropolitan College, Merseyside and Leicester Polytechnic, where he graduated with a first class degree in Fine Art. He lives and works in London and has exhibited extensively at shows and galleries, including the Mall, Francis Kyle and the National Portrait Gallery.

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.

"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

On New Years Eve 2000 he was commissioned by Channel Four to paint Johnny Vaughan and Lisa Tarbuck, live on air, for 'The Biggest Breakfast Ever'.

The artist welcomes commissions and should be contacted for further information.

Wirral Metropolitan College, Merseyside
Leicester Polytechnic - First Class degree in Fine Art

1999 National Portrait Gallery
1997 Royal College of General Practitioners, London
1994 Royal Portrait Society Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1994 ArtFair, Francis Kyle Gallery, London
1993 ROI Exhibition, Mall Galleries
1993 ArtFair, Francis Kyle Gallery, London
1993 Royal Overseas League, solo show, London
1993 The Duffer of St George, solo show London
1993 The Tricycle Gallery, show with David Martin, London
1993 Royal Overseas League Annual Open Exhibition, St James
1992 Royal Overseas League Annual Open Exhibition, St James
1991 East Meets West, Smiths Gallery, London
1989 National Portrait Gallery
1988 Venice Show, Loseby Gallery, Leicestershire

1999 BP National Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery
1993 Winsor & Newton Young Artist's Award
1991 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Scholarship for figurative artists
1989 John Players National Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery

1999 Painting of Queen Elizabeth II featured in The Evening Standard, The Sun, The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Express, Majesty and Genté Magazine (Italy)
1999 Featured artist in 'Art Review'
1999 Featured artist in 'Artist & Illustrator' Magazine
1995 Featured artist in 'Painting' by Diana Constance (Harper Collins)
1993 Featured artist in 'Introduction to Oils' (Dorling Kindersley)
1991 Featured artist in the 'Artist' magazine 1991

Royal College of Psychiatrists; Institution of Structural Engineers; Institution of Civil Engineers; Royal College of General Practitioners; French House; Royal OverSeas League; ROSL; Leicester University

Johnny Vaughan
Michael Caine

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Tel: +44 (0)208 549 7563