DOW, Alexander Warren

1873 - 1948

Born at 37 Albert Road, Hornsey, Middlesex on 25 April 1873, son of John Dow, a bookseller and later a piano manufacturer, and his wife Jane née Hurrell, who married at West Derby, Lancashire in 1872. Educated at Leys School, Cambridge and studied at Clare College, Cambridge for his B.A. and started in business but then began studies at Heatherleys' School of Art under Norman Garstin (1847-1926) and Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), and in Paris. In 1911, a 37 year old artist living at Mayfield, Shepherd's Hill, Hornsey with his 60 year old widowed father John and with six siblings. He married at St Pancras, London in 1917, Emilie Smith (23 September 188-1956). An art critic on the staff of 'Colour' and writer of the 'Palette and Chisel' columns. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists and Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris. His paintings include 'Dunwich Ruins', 'The Road to Walberswick' and 'Walberswick Heath'. In 1939 an artist living at 26 Temple Fortune Lane, Hendon, Middlesex with his wife and where he died in 1948.

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