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 1918 for the Imperial War Museum. Member of the New English Art Club, where he exhibited in 1919. At this period, he lived in his studio in Chelsea. Friend of famous expressionists 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. Later lived in Portugal. Died in Portugal in 1973 in Caixas.
The most important painting of Darsie Japp from his Macedonian period is the painting called: “The Royal field artillery in Macedonia, Spring 1918”, which is in collection of Imperial War Museum in London.