Gerard Chowne (1875 – 1917), British

Born in India 1875, died in Salonika, Macedonia in 1917. Studied art at the Slade School 1893-9 and also in Paris and Rome. Teacher of painting at Liverpool University 1905-8, founder of Sandon Studios Liverpool. Chowne visited Macedonia during the Great War, where he was drafted as Captain in the 9th East Lancs Regiment. He died in Macedonia from sustained wounds on 2 May 1917. During his fatal stay in Macedonia, Chowne painted a series of watercolor depicting Thessaloniki, the Macedonian Front and war scenes. In the autumn of 1917, some of these works, for example his watercolor “View from the trenches, Salonica” and other drawing, were exhibited at the memorial collection at the New English Art Club. Moreover, a pair of watercolors entitled :”Trenches” and “Salonika Front” were sold at the auction house Sotheby’s, London on 26-02-2003. The watercolor “Dojran Lake” is in collection of the author , purchased from auction house Dominic Winter, Gloucestershire, UK, on 16th July 2014. Lot number 287

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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