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Daniel Fowler 1810-1894

Daniel Fowler 1810-1894

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Daniel Fowler 1810-1894

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted February, 2015

Plaque Location

The County of Lennox & Addington
The Township of Loyalist
On Amherst Island, on the south side of Front Road
west of the ferry dock, just west of street number 14005

Coordinates: N 44 08.593 W 76 47.635


Plaque Text

In this house Daniel Fowler, a well known nineteenth century Canadian artist, lived for over forty years. Born in England he first took up law, but on the death of his father studied art under the English water colour painter, J.D. Harding. As a result of ill health he came to Canada in 1843 and settled on this farm on Amherst Island. His subjects ranged from landscapes to still life, and his work was marked by originality and a strong sense of colour. In 1879 he became one of the first members of the Royal Canadian Academy.


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> Posted February 8, 2014
My name is Robert A Fowler, and I am the Great Great Grandson of this Artist. I now live in Victoria, BC Canada and have many of his original paintings and sketches hanging in my home. When as a child of 14 yrs. in the mid 1950's and visiting my Great aunts who lived in this house, I stumbled upon the original manuscript of his autobiography published by Frances K. Smith 1978. To this day I keep looking for information and trying to learn about his family and my family tree.

> Posted September 16, 2012
Hi. My name is Daniel Fowler. My ancestors were loyalists from Massachusetts, and later settled in New Brunswick. What a coincidence to have stumbled upon this website!!

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