F. Cadogan COWPER 1877–1958
Painter of historical subjects in a neo-Pre-Raphaelite manner and later of portraits, mainly of women and children. Born 16 October 1877 at Wickham, Northamptonshire. Studied at St John's Wood School of Art 1896, at the R.A. Schools 1897– 1902, and was much influenced by the exhibitions of Ford Madox Brown 1896, Millais and Rossetti 1898; worked for six months with E. A. Abbey and visited Italy. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1899; also at the R.W.S., Paris Salon, Rome, Venice, etc. Painted murals for the Houses of Parliament 1910–12 and an altarpiece for Godalming Church. A.R.A. 1907, R.A. 1934; A.R.W.S. 1904, R.W.S. 1911. Lived in London, in Guernsey and later in Gloucestershire. Died in Cirencester 17 November 1958.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I