Owen Bowen was a British painter, known mostly for his Impressionist still lifes, and landscapes depicting the Yorkshire countryside. Born in 1873 in Leeds, Studied during evenings at Leeds School of Art under Gilbert Foster and later at Fosters studio in Leeds. Bowen himself was elected member of Staithes Art Club in 1904.
In the early 20th century, Bowen travelled to Holland, where he painted maritime landscapes and windmill scenes. He went on to form the Leeds School of Art, now known as the Owen Bowen School of Art. Before his death at the age of 94 in 1967, Bowen exhibited his work regularly throughout England, showing at the Walker Gallery, the Royal Cambrian Academy, R.A. and others.
His paintings are held in many northern public galleries including Leeds, Rotherham and Rochdale, Harrogate Museums and Arts, Pannett Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield, Kirklees Museums and Galleries, Bradford Museums and Galleries.
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