James CowieBorn: 1886
Place of Birth: Aberdeenshire
Born in Aberdeenshire, Cowie studied at Glasgow School of Art. He later taught at Bellshill Academy, near Glasgow, followed by the position of Warden at Hospitalfield House. It was here where Cowie taught Joan Eardley, where they famously clashed over their different approaches to painting. Cowie's style of painting was precise and linear. A great admirer of artists like Poussin and the pre-raphaelite painters, he felt he shared their classical values of self-restraint and objectivity. He had a meticulous way of working and believed that art was a product of thought and reason.
James Cowie was the subject of an exhibition in March 2019, click here for more information. Gallery Director Guy Peploe, gave a talk on the works of James Cowie in March 2019, click here to view the edited highlights.
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Landscape (Glasgow) View details
Landscape (Glasgow)c.1920watercolourH:12.5 cm W:16cm£2,250Study of a Girl's Arm (Portrait Group), View details
Study of a Girl's Arm (Portrait Group),1934chalk drawingH:16cm W:27.5cm£1,450Landscape View details
Landscapepencil, gouache & watercolourH:22.5cm W:36cm£900Still Life with Tanagra Figure View details
Still Life with Tanagra Figurec.1940pencil drawingH:19.5cm W:24cm£2,750Study for the Plough View details
Study for the Ploughc.1940pencil & watercolourH:38.5cm W:57.5cm£2,250Still Life with Picasso Book View details
Still Life with Picasso Book1940pencil drawingH:34cm W:25cm£3,500Study of Arm and Jacket View details
Study of Arm and Jacketc.1940pencil & chalk drawingH:52cm W:27cm£1,750Back of a Nude View details