William Bowyer RA (d. 2015)

Bill Bowyer was born in Leek in Staffordshire in 1926. He studied at Burslem School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He was elected Royal Academician in 1981 and is a member of the Royal Portrait Society; his portraits of Arthur Scargill and Vivian Richards hang in the National Portrait Gallery.

Bill is renowned not only for his strong portraits but also for his many glittering paintings of the River Thames, often near his home in Chiswick, and for his powerful paintings of the Suffolk coast, especially Walberswick. One of his great loves is cricket and his work is hung in the Museum at Lords as well as in many international collections around the world, including Vancouver and New Jersey, and in the UK at the Royal Academy, the Arts Council, and the collection of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.

His work can also be seen at exhibitions of the New English Art Club, of which he was a leading figure for many years, and at the celebrated annual Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. With his sons, Jason and Francis, Bill Bowyer is continuing the great heritage of contemporary British figurative drawing and painting.

William Bowyer – Road to the Moors

William Bowyer

Road to the Moors

Watercolour on paper

19 x 26 inches

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William Bowyer – Rhodes

William Bowyer

Rhodes

Watercolour on paper

21 x 13 inches

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William Bowyer – The beach near Havana

William Bowyer

The beach near Havana

Watercolour on paper

12 x 8 inches

sold

William Bowyer – Incoming Tide

William Bowyer

Incoming Tide

Watercolour on paper

21 x 29 inches

sold

William Bowyer – South African Savannah

William Bowyer

South African Savannah

Watercolour on paper

21 x 9.5 inches

sold

William Bowyer – Hammersmith Bridge

William Bowyer

Hammersmith Bridge

Watercolour on paper

22 x 30 inches

sold

William Bowyer – Suffolk Coastline

William Bowyer

Suffolk Coastline

Watercolour on paper

20.5 x 9.25 inches

sold

William Bowyer – Low tide at Chiswick Eyor

William Bowyer

Low tide at Chiswick Eyor

Watercolour on paper

12.5 x 12 inches

sold

William Bowyer – Evening Sun

William Bowyer

Evening Sun

Watercolour

21 x 29 inches

sold