21st Century Gallery
Original watercolour 'Flowers and china' by Colleen Farr. B. 1930. Signed c.1970
REF: 2555 / LA337592
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Colleen was born in 1930 and taught Textile Design at the Central School of Art and Design from 1966 for over twenty years becoming Head of Department. She had trained at the Royal College of Art and designed for Liberty from 1953 to 1965. She was their first resident designer. Her success at Liberty was established with the receipt the same year of a gold medal at the Sacremento International Fair for 'Blackberry' designed in 1955 and via other fashion fabrics designed for and used by Mary Quant, Jean Muir, Foale and Tuffin and others. From 1962 she worked on a free-lance basis for Liberty as well as Heals, Graftons, Cepea, Tootal and other firms. She painted in Tempera and watercolour, exhibiting widely including the Royal Academy. She was married to the painter Bill Belcher.
21st Century Gallery has clarified that the Original watercolour 'Flowers and china' by Colleen Farr. B. 1930. Signed c.1970 (LA337592) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1970
The watercolour is in good condition
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