Fowler, Robert (1853-1926) by Scholes, Robert

Robert Fowler (1853 – 1926) The painter Robert Fowler was born in Anstruther, Fife, but the family settled in Liverpool, and much of his life’s work was carried out there. He worked initially in an office, but his drawings caused his employer to suggest he become an artist. So he went to London, to Heatherley’s and the Academy Schools, and the British Museum to draw from the antique. He was forced to withdraw from the Academy Schools due to health problems, and after a period of rest in Yorkshire, worked as an artist in Liverpool, displaying his work at the Liverpool Autumn Exhibitions from 1875, and at the RA from the following year. He also sent pictures abroad, winning particular recognition in Germany. We are seeking images of his work.

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