Marta Bowerley Biography

Marta Bowerley

British

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Biography

Marta Bowerley was an illustrator, calligrapher and author. She wrote and illustrated Studio Picnics. Stories, talks and adventures in paints, which was published in 1936. She illuminated the text from The Pilgrim's progress and Bowerley often created decorations to accompany Violet Wilson's gilding on illustrated leafs.

Bowerley was included in the ninth exhibition of the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society in 1910 at the New Gallery, London. Her work was also included in an Exhibition of Paintings and Craft, which also included Estella Canziani, Maud Eastman, Catherine Ouless, and Helen Rock, at Walker's Galleries, London from November 16 through 29, 1928. Her original calligraphy and paintings are in the collection of the Wolfsonian at Florida International University in Miami Beach.