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" The Plough Team"
Oil on board
signed lower right
ROWLAND FISHER R.O.I. S.M.A. 1885-1969
Born in Gorleston, where he lived his whole life. The son of a master mariner, he too originally wanted to go to sea, but was instead apprenticed to a timber yard where he worked for fifty years whilst painting in his spare time.
He is best known for his marine works in oil and watercolour, although he also painted Norfolk landscapes and country life as well as continental scenes. He helped to found the Great Yarmouth and District Society of Artists and, following painting holidays, was elected a member of the St Ives Society of Artists. He won the Watts prize in 1949 for the best picture portraying men working at sea. He was later made a member of ROI. He has influenced many of the later East Anglian landscape artists.
Exhibitions Include: RA 1949, RBA, RI, RWS as well as in Europe and East Anglia.