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Lawrence Gowing
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Born in Stoke Newington, London
Born on 21st of April 1918
Died on 5th of February 1991

Born 1918. Died 1991 - English painter.

Studied at Euston Road School under William Coldstream. Best known pre-war painting is Mare Street, Hackney (1937). His works include studies of Renoir, Vermeer, John Constable and Goya.

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