After Nyne 7 EXCLUSIVE: Our Arts Editor Meets Christian Furr

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At the age of 28, Christian Furr became the youngest artist to paint Queen Elizabeth II.

Christian has exhibited around the world and at shows and galleries including the Saatchi Gallery in 2010 (when he acted as judge and curator for the ‘Art of Giving’), The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Watercolour Society.

In 2012 Furr curated the art exhibition ‘Liverpool Love’.

Some of the artists Christian has included in his shows have been Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, David Mach, John Squire (Stone Roses), Klaus Voorman (Beatles), Terry De Havilland and more.

He is currently on the council of the Chelsea Arts Club and was recently appointed to the board of AGBI the oldest charity in Britain – founded by JMW Turner for artists. He is also on the committee of the British Inspiration Awards.

In an After Nyne 7 Exclusive, our Arts Editor Luciana Garbarni went to meet Christian to find our more about painting the Queen, his curatorial strategy and why he thinks people can be intimidated by art.

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Photograph of Christian Furr shot by, and used with the kind permission of, Harley Moon Kemp