Bowett, Druie: Flood and Industrial Landscape No. 11 – SOLD


A superb oil on canvas in wonderful condition, the paint thickly worked and strongly textured, signed and dated ’62. Druie Bowett painted a number of industrial landscapes around this time. Provenance: from the collection of Mary Lander, Nottingham.

Artist: Druie Bowett, (1924-1998)

Title and date: Flood and Industrial Landscape No. 11, 1962

Size: 28.0 x 76.0 cms.

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Artist description:

An undervalued artist, Druie Bowett was born in Ripon as Drucilla Glover and was one of the generation of artists who came to prominence after the Second World War, her contemporaries included Terry Frost and Prunella Clough. She attended Harrogate School of Art where Jean-Georges Simon, newly arrived from Paris, opened her eyes to a modern European style; his influence was lifelong in the confident abstraction of her mature work.

Her Yorkshire roots were vital to her sense of identity and her early work consisted mainly of landscapes and industrial views. During the 1950s, she concentrated on developing a distinctive style of near abstraction. She painted with the little-known Industrial Painters’ Group and her paintings featured in many of the prestigious Midland Group exhibitions held in Nottingham during the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s. By 1982, and her first London solo show, she had held over 20 solo exhibitions including at Wakefield City Art Gallery; Sheffield University; Nottingham Playhouse; Vaccarino Arte Contemporanea, Florence; the Royal Academy and the Crane Kalman, London.