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artist , educator

Robert Harold Farris,, American artist, educator. Recipient 4 Grumbacher Silver medalions Koh-I-Nor Corporation, New Jersey, 1991-1998, 3 Grumbacher Gold medallions Koh-I-Nor Corporation, New Jersey, 1997; named to Grumbacher Hall of Fame, Koh-I-Nor Corporation, New Jersey, 1996.


Farris,, Robert Harold was born on March 22, 1954 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Robert Harold Senior and Helen Louise (Castle) Farris.


Student, Massachusetts College Art, 1972-1973.


Assembler, Western Electric Company, North Andover, Massachusetts, 1973-1974;designer's assistant, Star Division/London Fog, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1974-1977;operator, New England Tel., Boston and Salem, Massachusetts, 1977-1987;customer service representative, Nynex Yellow Pages, Lynn, 1987-1991;portrait artist, East Boston Courthouse, 1991;artist, American Embassy, Lima, Peru, 1992;owner, Wood End Studio, Lynn, since 1991;teacher, Wood End Studio, Lynn, since 1995;partner, Saltbox Gallery, Topsfield, Massachusetts, since 1994. Featured artist WGBH 2 Collection, Boston, since 1995, Christopher Gallery, Cohasset, Massachusetts, since 1996.


  • Other Work

    • Inductee Annual Grumbacher Calendar, 1997.


Lecturer Greater Lynn Senior Citizens, 1993. Artistic supervisor Sterling Community Services, Lynn, 1994. Fine art donor New England Home for the Deaf, Danvers, Massachusetts, 1996, North Shore Association Retarded Citizens, Salem, 1996-1997.

Member American Society Classical Realism, Oil Painters American (associate), Society Egg Tempera Painters (artist), North Shore Art Association (artist), Lynnfield Art Guild (artist, board directors 1993, 6 awards 1992-1995), Greater Lynn Arts and Crafts Society (artist, president 1993-1994, 16 awards 1991-1997).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: antique collecting, gardening, woodworking, traveling.


Robert Harold Senior Farris,

Helen Louise (Castle) Farris,