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)June 8, 1848
London, the United Kingdom
Died February 1, 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 February 1, 1920 at the age of 72.

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


Works about[edit]

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