Roger FARNWORTH

Roger FARNWORTH
1937
2013

Roger Farnworth was born in Truro. He studied the Philosophy of Perception at the University of Bristol, subsequently taking a diploma in Social Work in London. During the 1960s he worked in Zambia for four years, followed by a spell in Saudi Arabia. In 1971 he and his family settled in Warleggan, Cornwall.

A man of wide-ranging interests including psychology, archaeology and poetry, Roger was one of the North Cornwall Seven group of painters, as well as being a member of several Cornish poetry groups, the Julian group, the local United Nations Association, and many others. Nationally, he was Intellectual Events Officer for MENSA. He was a valued contributor to Cornish archaeology. His commitment as a peace campaigner was evident from the time he spent as a volunteer with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel in 2003-2004.

His paintings were exhibited widely in Cornwall.

 

His work Mont Sainte-Victoire Farm (Provence) was exhibited at Falmouth Art Gallery in 2000 during the '20 Years of Contemporary Art' Exhibition.

 

media

Painting

exhibitions

Mixed exhibitions with the North Cornwall Seven at Truro Museum 1997; Falmouth Art Gallery 1998; Penwith Gallery, St Ives; Goods Shed, Wadebridge

2017: Following Roger Farnworth, Terre Verte Gallery, Altarnun (6 Oct-3 Nov)

references

Exh Cat: 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Falmouth Art Gallery 1980-2000

Family contact available on request.