Darsie Napier Japp (1883 –1973), British

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.

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Darsie Japp 1883-1973 Royal field artillery in Macedonia spring 1918 oil on canvas

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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