The first exhibition of the New English in 1886 immediately
established the NEAC as a strong voice. During the entire
20th Century, in spite of waves of movements that pulled
the art world in many directions, the club’s artists held to
their commitment to figurative art.
Born in 1926 in Leek, Staffordshire. He tTrained at Burslem School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London, where his tutors included Carel Weight and Ruskin Spear. He became Head of Fine Art at Maidstone College of Art and was elected an associate of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1973 and elected full member in 1981.
He is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and was Honoured Secretary(President) of the New English Art Club for 30 years. His work can be seen regularly at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer exhibition as well as the NEAC open and members exhibitions.
William combines his love of cricket and humour to create some of the sharpest portraits (Viv Richards, Arthur Scargill) in the National Portrait Gallery in London and is well known for his glittering paintings of the River Thames and his powerful pictures of the Suffolk coast.
His work can be seen in many collections including:
Royal Academy of Arts
Arts Council of Great Britain
Huffman and Boyle, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Vancouver City Art Gallery, Canada
Museum at Lords Cricket Ground
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Collection.
Contact Details - William Bowyer
Tel: 020 7300 8000 (Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London, W1V 0DS)