Rosa Spencer Bower (1865-1960) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Born Rosa Dixon in Canterbury, New Zealand in 1865, Rosa Spencer Bower was the mother of well known artist Olivia Spencer Bower. She studied at the Canterbury School of Art and in 1901 went to Europe to study in London and Rome. She settled in England after marrying, sending work back to the Canterbury Society of Arts for exhibition. She returned to Canterbury in 1919 with her son and daughter. Rosa Spencer Bower is best known for her watercolours of English woodland scenes. She died in 1960. Edit or add to this biography

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Early Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Watercolour, 31 x 41 cm
Fine Art Auction, Watson's Auctioneers, Christchurch.
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Works on Paper124A$3,277 N/A

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