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Alexander Prowse PS - Signed & Framed 1987 Watercolour, Norwegian Fishing Port



A wonderfully detailed watercolour study showing Vågen Harbour in Stavanger, Norway. Prowse is an accomplished watercolourist and this complex composition and realistic architectural study clearly demonstrates this. The muted, sepia tones truly captures the uniquely Norwegian feel of this charming harbour scene. Well presented in a double card mount and modern gilt frame. Signed and dated. On watercolour paper.


There is a minor spot of discolouration to the lower right corner of the mount. Overall the appearance is very good.


41.5 x 65.5cm (16.3" x 25.8")
Framed Size: 65.5 x 88.5cm (25.8" x 34.8")

Collection Information

Artist Statement: "Having won a Bursary Award from Hertfordshire County Council, I was accepted by Harrow School of Art for the Drawing and Painting course headed by Sanders RA. The course was a thorough grounding in drawing, print making and painting. We were trained in multiple mediums, including Oil, Water colour, pen work, pastels, silkscreen printing, etching and lithography. This was good preparation for the career I chose as an Artist /Illustrator. I could turn my hand to any work that came along. My first job was with an advertising agency as a visualiser. I soon tired of the in house work and became a freelance illustrator, book jackets and magazines.

Influenced by the work of Sanders RA, especially the oil paintings of his garden, I began to paint in oil I was offered a one man show at Liberty's in Regent St London. It sold well and I found a ready market. This was followed by a show at Heals Art Gallery. During this period I held teaching posts as art master at Rickmansworth Grammar and Lockers Park Prep schools. The latter located close to the Grand Union Canal. I became inspired by the Waterways, the wonderfully colourful boats and the tranquillity. Pastels, Watercolours, oil paintings seemed to just flow."

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Artist Biography

Alexander Prowse is an English artist, best known for his watercolours and pastel landscapes. Born in London he trained at Harrow School of Art.

Alex Prowse was elected to the Royal Minature Society and his work features in the One Hundredth Anniversary Book. He has exhibited widely at the Federation of British Artists, The Royal West of England Academy, and held the office of Webmaster and Council Member of The Pastel Society for many years.

His work may be found in a large number of collections including that of Lord and Lady Sainsbury, and The Saddlers Wells Theatre.


Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway

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Code kk787
Artist Alexander Prowse PS
Date 1987
Dimensions 41.5 x 65.5cm
Framed Yes
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Seascape & Coastal
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