Still Life at Window

Still Life at Window

James Cowie

Artist:James Cowie
Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 1886 - 1956

pastel on paper

James Cowie was born in Aberdeenshire. He spent thirty years of his life teaching art; at Bellshill Academy, Lanarkshire, at Hospitalfield near Arbroath and finally at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen.

His working methods were studied and meticulous and he produced works of a restrained, classical nature. This 'Still Life' includes two Tanagra figurines which, when juxtaposed with other objects and positioned in front of a landscape seen through a window, create a surreal effect. The atmosphere he has created is not unlike that of the works of Italian Surrealist, Giorgio de Chirico.

Purchased in 1980 with the aid of a grant from the National Fund for Acquisitions.
Artist © The Artist's Estate (2002)
Sight Size: Height: 40.4 cm, Width: 34.7 cm Frame: Height: 58.5 cm, Width: 34.7 cm
Acc. No. ABDAG004574


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