A vintage oil painting of Roses in a vase in a painted frame, signed Owen Bowen. Framed in a wooden frame painted in a textured off white paint this still life oil painting by the collected Staithes Group artist Owen Bowen, depicts white roses in a glass vase on a dark background, signed lower right hand corner.
About the Artist
Born in Leeds in 1873 and educated at Leeds High School, Owen Bowen Studied art during evenings at Leeds School of Art under Gilbert Foster (Staithes Group artist) and later at Fosters studio in Leeds. He became a painter after first working as a pottery designer and a lithographic apprentice.
He exhibited his first exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery in 1888 with later exhibitions at the Royal Cambrian Academy and the Walker Gallery. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1892 to 1945 and was elected to the Royal College of Art and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1916.
A versatile painter, Bowen is known for his paintings of Yorkshire landscapes, flowers and still-life in both oil and watercolour. Spending many summers in Robin Hoods Bay, Bowen was elected a member of Staithes Art Club in 1904. His work is exhibited in galleries in Leeds, Rotherham and Rochdale and Harrogate as well as the Hepworth in Wakefield and museums in Bradford and Kirklees.
Oil on board in a painted wooden frame
Some small areas of paint missing to lower section of painting.
Painting Width: 11.5″
Painting Height: 15.5″
Frame Width: 15″
Frame Height: 19″