Daniel Fowler

Daniel Fowler, painter (b at Champion Hill, Eng 10 Feb 1810; d on Amherst I, Ont 14 Sept 1894). He studied from 1831-34 with painter and lithographer J.D. Harding, then spent a year in Europe sketching and painting.

Daniel Fowler

Daniel Fowler, painter (b at Champion Hill, Eng 10 Feb 1810; d on Amherst I, Ont 14 Sept 1894). He studied from 1831-34 with painter and lithographer J.D. Harding, then spent a year in Europe sketching and painting. In 1843 he came to Canada for health reasons, bought a farm on Amherst Island, and did not return to painting until 1857. The slightly mannered style of his European period gave way to an original and lively approach as he worked directly from nature, painting flowers, dead birds and landscapes. He was unique in Canada at that time in exploring broken brushwork, the spatial composition and structure associated with the French impressionists and Cézanne.


Further Reading

  • Frances K. Smith, Daniel Fowler of Amherst Island, 1810-1894 (1979).