DOW, Alexander Warren

1873 - 1948

Alexander Warren Dow was born at 37 Albert Road, Hornsey, Middlesex on 25 April 1873, eldest of the five children of John Dow (1850-1 October 1924), a bookseller and later chairman of John G. Murdock Limited, piano manufacturers, and his wife Jane née Hurrell, who married at West Derby, Lancashire in 1872. Alexander was educated at Leys School, Cambridge and studied at Clare College, Cambridge for his B.A. and commenced in his father's business but began studies at Heatherley School Of Fine Art under Norman Garstin (1847-1926) and Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), and in Paris. In 1911, Alexander was a 37-year-old artist, living at Mayfield, 48 Shepherd's Hill, Highgate, with his 60-year-old widowed father John and with three siblings, John Stewart 29, a journalist, Mildred Murdoch 21, both born in London and Malcolm Kennedy 20, born at Bromley, Kent. He married at St Pancras, London in 1917, Emilie Vaughan Smith (23 September 1888-7 April 1956) and they had an only daughter. In 1924 he was living at 14 Brookland's Close, Golder's Green, North London. An art critic on the staff of 'Colour' and writer of the 'Palette and Chisel' columns. A painter of landscapes, towns and still life in oils and watercolour and an etcher, he exhibited at the Royal Academy also showing at the Royal Society of British Artists and Société des Artistes Français in Paris. His paintings include 'Dunwich Ruins', 'The Road to Walberswick' and 'Walberswick Heath'. In 1939, Alexander Warren Dow was an artist, living at 26 Temple Fortune Lane, Hendon, London NW11, with his wife and where he died on 4 October 1948 and was buried in Finchley All Saints, London. He signed his work 'A. Warren Dow'.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 115 Gower Street, London
1916 903 Wartime: Tottenham Court Road
from 26 Temple Fortune Lane, London
1944 54 Sunlight in Southern France

Works by This Artist