The Clearing

Sir Lawrence Burnett Gowing (1918 - 1991)

Oil on canvas

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Uruguay
    City: Montevideo
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Laurence Gowing was born in London and studied at the Euston School under William Coldstream. He held his first solo show at the Leicester Galleries in 1948. He was active as painter, a writer, a teacher and an adviser to the nation on the arts. From 1948-58 he was Professor of Fine Art at the University of Durham. He was Keeper of the British Collection and Deputy Director of the Tate Gallery from 1965-67 following a period as principal of Chelsea School of Art. From 1967-75 he was Professor of Fine Art at Leeds University, and from 1975 was Slade Professor of Fine Art at University College, London. Gowing was awarded a CBE in 1953 and a Knighthood in 1982, the year before a major touring Arts Council retrospective of his work.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Clearing
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 50.00 cm, width: 75.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, December 1956
    Inscription
    none visible
    Provenance
    Consigned by the artist to Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in December 1956
    GAC number
    3656