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Lawrence Gowing

Born: 21-Apr-1918
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 5-Feb-1991
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian, Painter

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Art historian, biographer of Vermeer

Father: Horace Gowing (draper)
Wife: Julia Frances Strachey (m. 1952, div. 1967, d. 1979)
Wife: Jennifer Wallis (m. 1967)

    High School: Downs School, Colwall, Herefordshire
    High School: Leighton Park School
    High School: Road School (under William Coldstream)
    Professor: Fine Arts, University of Durham (1948-58)
    Professor: Chelsea School of Art (1958-65)
    Professor: Fine Art, University of Leeds
    Professor: Slade School, University College London

    UK National Portrait Gallery Trustee (1961-91)
    Tate Gallery Keeper of British Art (1965-67)
    Tate Gallery Trustee (1953-60)
    Knighthood 1982
    Risk Factors: Stuttering, Tuberculosis

Author of books:
Vermeer (1952, biography)
Turner: Imagination and Reality (1966, biography)
Matisse (1979, biography)
Paul CÚzanne: The Basel Sketchbooks (1988)
CÚzanne: The Early Years, 1859-1872 (1988)


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