FOWLE, Kathleen Sylvester Le Clerc

1903 - 1992

Self Portrait

As Kathleen Sylvester Sichel, she was born at Haslar, Hampshire on 17 March 1903, daughter of Dr Gerald Theodore Sylvester Sichel (24 November 1867-29 February 1928), FRCS, a former naval surgeon, the local practitioner and an artist, and his wife Ellen Louisa née Charman (1870-22 November 1950), who married at St Paul's Church, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent on 15 August 1900. Kathleen studied at the Slade School of Fine Art also receiving some private tuition from her father. She married at St Martin in the Fields, London in 1932 John Le Clerc Fowle (13 September 1893-2 March 1978), an Indian Army officer, when she painted as Kathleen Sylvester Le Clerc Fowle. Inspired by the 1920s, a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. She exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts and elsewhere. Kathleen Sylvestre Le Clerc Fowle died at 23 Casson House, Kramer Mews, London SW 5 on 7 November 1992. Her second name is sometimes noted as Sylvestre. She also made a painting 'Self-portrait in Green Polo Neck' oil on canvas 50.7cm x 76.2cm.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from The Coach House, Cavendish, Suffolk
1985 673 Trees from a Window

Works by This Artist