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Thomas Millie Dow, 1848-1919

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1848.10.28
Place of Birth: Dysart
Date of Death: 1919
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Identity:

Thomas Millie Dow was a painter of landscape, still life and history subjects.

Life:

Born in Fife, Scotland, Dow studied in Paris with Gerome and Carolus-Duran. He returned to Glasgow in 1880 and continued his association with the Glasgow Boys, some of whom he had met in Paris. William Stott, painter of allegorical scenes was another influence.

From 1886, he exhibited with the New English Art Club. He also exhibited with the RBA. By 1896 he had left Scotland for St Ives where he settled as part of the artists' colony there.

In 1898 Dow was invited to exhibit at the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers when JW was President.

Bibliography:

Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, 1956-61; Wood, Christopher, Victorian Painters, 2 vols., 3rd edtn., revised, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1995; Billcliffe, Roger, The Glasgow Boys: the Glasgow School of Painting, 1875-1895, London 1985.