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Dow, Thomas Millie

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Dow, Thomas Millie

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 October 1848, in Dysart (Fifeshire), Scotland; died 1919, in St Ives.

Painter. Genre scenes, landscapes.


School of Glasgow (Glasgow Boys).

After studying law, Thomas Millie Dow went to Paris and studied under Gérôme at the École des Beaux-Arts. While staying in France, either in Paris or in Gretz-sur-Loing, he made friends with fellow Scotsmen and became part of the Glasgow Boys who rejected Victorian sentimentality and the sectarianism of the Royal Academy of Scotland by producing art inspired by Impressionism but painted in more strident colours. The bright, saturated colours of Dow's landscapes represent a trend he continued during his time in the USA in ...

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