Sir Lawrence Gowing

1918–1991

Sir Lawrence Gowing, ‘Portrait of Sir Norman Reid’ 1980
Portrait of Sir Norman Reid 1980
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Sir Lawrence Burnett Gowing (21 April 1918 – 5 February 1991) was an English artist, writer, curator and teacher. Initially recognised as a portrait and landscape painter, he quickly rose to prominence as an art educator, writer, and eventually, curator and museum trustee. He was described as a prominent member of the "English Establishment". As a student of art history he was largely self-taught.

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