In the Collection

John Bowles Sporting Art Collection

Donated By

Mr. & Mrs. John Bowles


Original art by Lionel Edwards, one of the twentieth century’s foremost sporting artists.

Included in this generous gift are five oil paintings commissioned by sportsman-businessman John Bowles, and each depicts Mr. Bowles and his wife, Norma, hunting in the English Shires. The donation—five original paintings, along with sketches, working drawings and correspondence between subject and artist—constitute a complete and engaging exhibit.

The Museum is immeasurably grateful to Norma Bowles and her family for adding these most personal and magnificent works of art to our collection.

From the article written by Norman Fine with contributions from Lauren Giannini and J. Harris Anderson.

For more information, read:

Museum News, January 1998, Vol. 10, No. 1.