ROBERT MCGOWAN COVENTRY ARSA HRSA RE (1855-1941) Biography
Born Glasgow, died Glasgow. Studied Glasgow School of Art under Robert Greenlees. Travelled much abroad but painted principally fishing and highland scenes of the east coast of Scotland. Many of his pictures depict coastal quayside scenes with a busy sense of marine colour and composition.
There are Continental influences evident in his work as he studied in Paris under Bouguereau and Fleury. His figures have been described as ‘dumpy’ and were generally incidental to the scene. Worked in Dordrecht and Amsterdam and in the 1890s he visited the Middle East. Elected ARSA 1906, RSW 1889.
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