‘ A true master’
- The Old Vic

‘Gentle, almost classical painting’
- The Evening Standard
 

In 1995, aged 28, Christian Furr became the youngest artist to paint HM Queen Elizabeth II after the Queen personally chose him to be commissioned by the Royal Overseas League.

Furr’s successive works have a adorned the walls of the Saatchi Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, Royal Society of Portrait Painters and in the private collection at the Vatican.


In 2004 Furr was awarded the Association of Colleges Award at the House of Commons in London given to further education alumni who have gone on to excellence in their chosen field and in 2019 he had a mid career retrospective at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum.

Highly sought after for his painting and portrait commissions, the painter simultaneously follows the strong tradition of representation in British modern and contemporary Art throughout his oeuvre.

He is collected privately around the world and features in the permanent collection of the Dorchester and the Dorchester Collection's flagship art Hotel '45 Park Lane' , London.

His new 2.7m painting for the newly refurbished Dorchester which features the Serpentine and Hyde Park is due to be unveiled in September 2022

 

EXHIBITIONS

2022 – Evolution, Grove Gallery, London

2022 – Majesty, Quantus Gallery, London

2020/21 – Richmond Atelier, London

2019 – Christian Furr – A Retrospective, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral

2019 – Cheese Paintings, Andelli Art, Wells, Somerset

2019 – 45RPM –After Nyne Contemporary, London
2019 –2022  Selected works – Redhouse Originals, Harrogate
2018 – 45RPM Snap Galleries, Leamington Spa

2017 – 45RPM, Handel Hendrix Museum– London
2017 – 45RPM, 45 Park Lane- Dorchester Collection – London – June-August 20172017 – Art Car Boot Fair, Folkestone/ London – August 2017
2017 – 45RPM, 45 Park Lane- Dorchester Collection – London – June-August 2017

2016 – The Chelsea Cheese Show, Chelsea Arts Club, London 

2016 – The Humble Cheese,Knight Webb Gallery, London 
2016 – Art Angels, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles – Group – Current
2016 – Campbells of London, London,SW7 2LQ ‘Hidden Treasures’ Solo – Current – Feb 
2016 – London Art Fair, BusinessDesign Centre, Islington, London, Knight Webb Gallery- Jan 
2015 – GX Gallery, London SEG, 22 OCT (Neilands’s Choice)
2015 – Club Hotel Cafe Royal, Regent Street, 22 SEP – 8 OCT London (Curator and exhibitor ‘Be Inspired’ for Save Wild Tigers)
2014 – Lights of Soho, Brewer Street, London (Selected collection with Chris Bracey)
2014 – Liverpool Love at Liverpool Contemporary (Curator and Exhibitor), World Museum
2014 – Cat Art Show LA – 101 Exhibit Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2013 – Staying Alive – with Chris Bracey – 45 Park Lane, London
2012 – Exhibitor and Curator – Liverpool Love, Museum of Liverpool
2011 – Permanent collection – 45 Park Lane, Dorchester Collection, London
2011 – Teenage Cancer Trust – Maison Bertaux, London
2011 – Outside the Square – Margate
2010 – Art Of Giving – Saatchi Gallery, London – judge and exhibitor
2009 – RWS/Sunday Times Watercolour exhibition – Bankside Gallery, London
2008 – Four Contemporary Masters – Harrogate
2008 – Edinburgh Art Fair – Edinburgh
2007 – Art At Golden Square – London
2007 – Royal Portrait Society – Mall Galleries, London – invited exhibitor
2006 – Art of Love – Arndean Gallery, Cork Street
2005 – DACS 20th Anniversary Exhibition – Mall Galleries, London
2003 – LondonArt – Jak Gallery, Hoxton, London
2003 – ‘The Archive’ – The Untitled Gallery, Hampstead, London
2002 – CISAC World Congress Exhibition for DACS – Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London
1999 – National Portrait Award – National Portrait Gallery
1994 – Royal Portrait Society Annual Open Exhibition – Mall Galleries, London
1993 – Windsor & Newton Young Artist’s Award/ROI Exhibition
1993/4 – Artfair – Francis Kyle Gallery, London
1992/3 – Royal Overseas League Annual Open Exhibition
1991 – East Meets West – Smiths Gallery, London
1989 – John Players National Portrait Award – National Portrait Gallery
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 – Richmond Atelier, London

2019 – Christian Furr – A Retrospective, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral

2017– The Chelsea Cheese Show, Chelsea Arts Club, London 

2016 – The Humble Cheese,Knight Webb Gallery, London 

2010 – Chelsea Arts Club – London
2009 – Jefferson Wells, ‘True and False’ – Regent Street, London
2008 – Love Your Art – York
2003 – Beatrice Royal Gallery – Hampshire
2000 – La Sinfonia – Key West, Florida
1997 – Royal College of General Practitioners – London
1993 – The Duffer of St George – London
1993 – Royal Overseas League – London
1993 – The Tricycle Gallery – London