- 30 July 1848
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- 4 October 1922
- Botanical artist
Ellis Rowan was a botanical artist who had no formal art training. She received encouragement from her family and husband, Frederick Charles Rowan, whom she married in 1873, to develop her own style in painting wildflowers.
Her work was exhibited in both Australia and overseas for which she won a variety of art prizes.
Sources used to compile this entry: Hazzard, Margaret, 'Rowan, Marian Ellis (1848-1922)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110473b.htm.