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Lawrence Gowing - British Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Lawrence Gowing (1918 - 1991)

Sir Lawrence was a trustee of the Tate Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, and the British Museum, and was a member of the Arts Council of Great Britain. In 1978 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy, and was made honorary curator of its collections in 1985. Beginning in the 1960s he traveled to the United States to serve as Kress Professor at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and was also curator of the Phillips Collection in Washington. Knighted in 1982, in 1985 he was made a chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters in France.

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