Death of renowned artist

Date: Friday 20th September 2013
Julian Barrow
Julian Barrow

A RENOWNED artist with strong connections to Eden has died, aged 74.

One of the oil paintings of Ullswater by Julian Barrow.
One of the oil paintings of Ullswater by Julian Barrow.

Julian Barrow spent much of his childhood at Dacre, where his grandmother, Mrs. Armine MacInnes, lived at Rose Bank. His parents, George Erskine and Margaret Barrow, also lived in the area until the family moved to Wiltshire, where Mr. Barrow spent his teenage years.

The family connection to Eden remained strong Mr. Barrow’s cousins, Gay Parkin and Miles MacInnes, live at Howtown and Pooley Bridge respectively.

Mr. Barrow was a regular visitor to Eden and had many friends in the area. When he later became a professional artist, landscape paintings of Ullswater and other local scenes were among his body of work.

He was educated at Harrow School and after a brief period at art school he worked for a year as an apprentice in the restoration department of the National Gallery, followed by several years studying in Florence. Since then, though based in London, he travelled extensively, painting wherever he went, and held exhibitions in New York, throughout the Middle East and regularly in London.

Painting only in oils, he was best known for his town and landscapes as well as paintings of country houses and interiors. Mr. Barrow was president of the Chelsea Arts Society for 15 years and exhibited at the Royal Academy many times.

He was married to Serena and the couple had two daughters, Eugenie and Cecilia, and two grandchildren. A funeral service is to be held at St. Luke’s Church, Sydney Street, Chelsea, London, at noon on Monday.