(1886 - 1956)
James Cowie was active/lived in United Kingdom. James Cowie is known for painting.
Study for a self portrait
Biography James Cowie
Born in Aberdeenshire, James Cowie studied at Glasgow School of Art and
famously completed his diploma course in a mere two years. He taught at
Bellshill Academy, near Glasgow from 1915 to 1935 and later became Warden at
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath.
His style of painting was precise and
linear. Cowie was an admirer of Poussin and the Pre-Raphaelite painters
and believed in the 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. His pupils included Robert Colquhoun, Robert
MacBryde and Joan Eardley.
Thirty-two of James Cowie's paintings are
held in Public Collections including:
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