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Rowan, Marian Ellis (1848 - 1922)

Born
30 July 1848
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
4 October 1922
Occupation
Botanical artist
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/rowan.biography.html

Summary

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.

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Collection of papers relating to Ellis Rowan, 1892 - 1896, MS 422; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Cutting book of Ellis Rowan, 1895 - 1922, MS 2203; Rowan, Marian Ellis (1848 - 1922); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Ellis Rowan, 1873 - 1895, MS 2206; Rowan, Marian Ellis (1848 - 1922); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Digital resources

Title
Portrait of Ellis Rowan
Type
Image
Date
1873
Creator
Botterill, J. (John)

Details

Anne Heywood

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