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Thomas Trythall Rowe, 1856-after 1915

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1856
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Date of Death: 1915 after
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Thomas ('Tom') Trythall Rowe was a landscape painter.

Life:

Rowe was active between 1882 and 1899, during which time he exhibited in London at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Dudley Gallery, Dowdeswell Galleries and Society of British Artists, a society that appointed JW its President in 1886. He also exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Manchester City Art Gallery, Nottingham Art Gallery and the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin.

Like JW, Rowe painted views of the Thames, for example, Old Battersea Bridge (1882). Other works include Field Flowers (1899) and Evening Glow (Nottingham Museum and Art Gallery). In 1886 he joined the membership of the Nottingham Society of Artists and the New English Art Club, a group with which JW exhibited at their first show in 1888. In 1889 Rowe was among those included in the preliminary preparations for a meal to be held at the Criterion on 1 May in celebration of JW's honorary membership of the Royal Academy in Munich (#00631).

Bibliography:

Wood, Christopher, Dictionary of Victorian Painters, Woodbridge, 1971; Johnson, J., and A. Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980.