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Painter and teacher, born in Bartica, Guyana, who completed his schooling in England from the age of 14. Bowling was one of the most prolific Colourist painters of his time, with work in numerous international public and corporate collections, including Tate Gallery; Victoria & Albert Museum; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, West Indies. He won many awards, gained enormous press coverage, held several residencies and taught widely, including Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, 1963–83; Reading University, 1964–6; Columbia University, New York, 1968–9; Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 1969–70; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, 1970–1; School of Visual Arts, New York, 1975–6; and Byam Shaw School of Painting and Sculpture, 1975–86.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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