Andrew Carrick Gow

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Coordinates: 56°00′00″N 2°30′50″W / 56.000°N 2.514°W / 56.000; -2.514

Andrew Carrick Gow
Andrew Carrick Gow self-portrait 1883.tiff
Self-portrait at the age of 35, 1883
Born (1848-06-08)8 June 1848
London, the United Kingdom
Died 1 February 1920(1920-02-01) (aged 71)
London, the United Kingdom
Nationality British
Elected Member of the Royal Academy, 1890

Andrew Carrick Gow RA (London 15 June 1848 – 1 February 1920 London) was a British painter who painted scenes from British and European history as well as portraits and genre.

He studied at Heatherley's School of Art. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy, and elsewhere from 1867 onwards, and in 1880, he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy, become a full Royal Academician in 1890. In 1900, he visited Egypt and he used his sketches to compose a scene representing the death of the Mahdi soon after the defeat of his troops by Colonel Wingate in 1898. The artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema was a close friend. In later life, he became Keeper of the Royal Academy and died there on 1 February 1920 at the age of 72.

Gow's sister, Mary Gow (1851–1929) was also an artist.

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Works about[edit]

  • Harrington, Peter. British Artists and War: The Face of Battle in Paintings and Prints, 1700–1914. London: Greenhill, 1993.