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Dowell, Charles R

Charles R. Dowell was born in Glasgow in 1867 and was best known for his paintings in oil and watercolour, especially his portraits and interiors, as well as his stunning views of fishing villages of the east coast of Scotland.

He studied at the Glasgow School of Art under and won a travelling scholarship to Rome. He was Vice-President of the Glasgow Art Club and was elected a member of the Royal Society of Watercolours.

Dowell regularly exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, and at the Glasgow Institute. Works by Dowell are in the Collection of the Glasgow Art Gallery.

One of his paintings titled A Break in the Clouds is an impressionistic seascape in watercolours on paper and shows the Firth of Clyde with Arran, Bute and the Cumbraes.

Charles Dowell died in 1935.


Dictionary of Scottish Painters: Paul Harris and Julian Halsby: Canongate 1998

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