Artist biography

Darsie JAPP b. 1883

Painter of landscapes and figure compositions. Born 17 February 1883 at Liverpool. Educated at St John's College, Oxford. Worked in his father's shipping office in the City 1904–7 and attended Lambeth School of Art at night under Philip Connard. Studied at the Slade School 1908–9. Served as Major in the Royal Field Artillery during the 1914–18 war, being awarded the M.C. Painted ‘The Royal Field Artillery in Macedonia’ in 1919 for the Imperial War Museum. Member of the N.E.A.C. 1919. Friend of Wyndham Tryon and Max Ernst. Farmed in Berkshire 1920–6. Lived in Paris and various parts of France and Spain 1926–53; settled in England again 1953.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I