Artist biography

Lawrence GOWING b. 1918

Painter of landscape, portraits and still life, teacher and writer on painting. Born 21 April 1918 at Stoke Newington, London Studied under Coldstream at the Euston Road School and was influenced by Sickert and Cézanne. Exhibited at the Leicester Galleries with Graham Bell, Thomas Carr and Anthony Devas in 1942 and with Robert Buhler 1945; first one-man show there 1948. Professor of Fine Art, University of Durham 1948–58; Principal of Chelsea School of Art from 1959. C.B.E. 1952. Trustee of the Tate Gallery 1953–60 and from 1961; member of the Arts Council Panel from 1953. Author of Renoir 1947, Vermeer 1952, and the catalogue of the Cézanne exhibition, Edinburgh Festival and Tate Gallery 1954.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I