GOWEN, Aline Elizabeth

1907 - 1999

Aline Gowen

As Aline Elizabeth Wooldridge, she was born at Blean, Kent on 28 July 1907, eldest daughter of Maurice Wooldridge, a farmer, and his wife Elizabeth Mary née Foster, who married at Wandsworth, London in 1906. In 1911, a 3 year old, living at Hoath Court, Heath, near Canterbury, Kent with her parents, 44 year old Maurice and 34 year old Elizabeth and a younger brother, 1 year old Geoffrey. Aline studied at the Regent Street Polytechnic and worked as a glass designer in London. She married at Peldon Parish Church, Colchester, Essex in March 1936, Kenneth Arthur Land Gowen (6 October 1905-22 October 1977), a master sailmaker, and in 1939 they were living at White Chimneys, Bower Hill Chase, West Mersea, Essex. Aline, now painting under the name of Aline Gowen, specialised in watercolours and exhibited in London, East Anglia and the provinces. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club from 1952 and her watercolour 'The Potato Pickers' was exhibited at the centenary exhibition in 1974 and she exhibited from West Hall Chase, 8 High Street, West Mersea, Essex in 1979, two pictures 'Sunflowers (Autumn Glory)' and 'Water Lilies' and in the following year 'The Twisted Willow' and 'Olive Tree, Corfu'. She married secondly at North Dorset in 1980, John A. Davies after which she sometimes painted under the name Gowen-Davies. She died at Colchester, Essex in 1999.

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