Born in Cumberland, JULIAN BARROW lived most of his life in London; more than 40 years ago he moved to Tite Street, where he worked in a studio building occupied at various times by Whistler, Sargent, Glyn Philpot and Augustus John.
After a very 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. 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, he was also a distinguished painter of interiors and conversation pieces. He was President of the Chelsea Arts Society for 15 years, and exhibited at the Royal Academy many times.