Bowler, Henry Alexander

BORN 30 Nov 1824, London: Kensington - DIED 6 Aug 1903, London
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (042/6 (16280))

Son of Charles and Frances Anne Bowler. He was educated at private schools and studied art at Leigh's School and at the Government School of Design at Somerset House. He became the headmaster of the Stourbridge School of Art of 1851 and held this position until 1855. In 1853 he married Ellen Archer. They had three sons and a daughter.

He obtained a position at the School of Design at Somerset House and from 1861 to 1899 he was teacher of perspective at the Royal Academy. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1847 to 1871.

The influence of the preraphaelites is visible in his work. His "The Doubt: Can these Dry Bones live?" (1855) is in the Tate Gallery, London.


The grave of Henry Alexander Bowler at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (25 Mar 2016)


• Barilli, Renato, Die Präraffaeliten, Manfred Pawlak, Herrsching, 1988
Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
Bowler - Wikisource, the free online library

Boyce, George Price

Published: 24 Jul 2016
Last update: 24 Jun 2022