Owen Bowen was born in Leeds in 1873. He was educated from an early age during evenings at Leeds School of Art before working as a pottery designer and lithography apprentice. In the early 20th century, Bowen travelled to Holland, where he painted maritime landscapes and windmill scenes. He went on to form what was later 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 and the R.A. His work is held in many private and public collections and his paintings are in great demand to this day. "A Summer Vase" is a lovely example of the work of Owen Bowen. A watercolour measuring 17"x 13", it is signed under the mount and dated 1957. It is framed in a good hand made gilt frame giving an overall size of 23"x 19".
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