Robert McGowan Coventry

Robert McGowan Coventry or Robert McGown Coventry (1855–1914) was a Scottish painter born in Glasgow.


Coventry studied at the Glasgow School of Art under Robert Greenlees and in Paris. Although he traveled much to the continent and the Middle East, many of his paintings depict quayside and highland scenes from eastern Scotland. He used the signature "R M G COVENTRY". His daughter, Gertrude Mary was also an artist, known for her portrait paintings.[1]

In 1889 Coventry became a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and in 1906 he was elected an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy, RSA.[2] He exhibited his marine and landscape paintings mainly at the RSA.[3]


  1. ^ David Buckman (2006). Artists in Britain Since 1945 Vol 1, A to L. Art Dictionaries Ltd. ISBN 0-953260-95-X.
  2. ^ "Robert McGowan Coventry ARSA HRSA RE (1855–1941)". Leighton Fine Art. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  3. ^ Fine Art Society (1978). Eastern encounters: Orientalist painters of the nineteenth century : [catalogue of an exhibition] 26 June-28 July, 1978. Fine Art Society in association with David Hughes and Louise Whitford Ltd. p. 42. OCLC 1053169872.