Arthur Fare was born in 1874 in Bath where he was educated. He trained as a draughtsmen and was considered to be one of the finest masters of perspective of his generation.
The drawings he made of the Piccadilly Hotel and Regent Street for Norman Shaw were the beginning of a series of monumental drawings of London. He was chosen by the trade paper “The Builder” to execute a drawing to celebrate the Papers Centenary.
His work in Dorking appears to have been in the 1930’s and 1940’s, although he does not seem to have been a resident here.