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The Village on the Hill, Appletreewick, North Yorkshire

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

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Owen Bowen was born in Leeds and his artistic talent was nurtured from an early age; exhibiting and selling paintings from 1888. He had a studio in Leeds and painted in the Staithes area, eventually renting a cottage at Robin Hood’s Bay. From this base he participated in the Staithes Group of artists and the Staithes Art Club. He was also a member of the Wharfedale group of painters who exhibited at Rochdale Art Gallery in 1928.

Touchstones Rochdale





oil on canvas


H 72 x W 92 cm

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purchased from the artist, 1946

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Touchstones Rochdale

The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL16 1AQ England

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