Percy Hague Jowett (Biographical details)

Percy Hague Jowett (British; Male; 1882 - 1955)

Also known as

Jowett, Percy Hague


Painter, watercolourist and teacher. Born in Halifax, Yorkshire and studied at Leeds and the Royal College of Art, under Gerald Moira (q.v.). Winning the Prix de Rome he travelled to Italy. He taught at Beckenham School of Art, returning there after serving in the army during WWI. He was principal of Chelsea School of Art and then the Central School of Arts and Crafts, 1930-5. In 1935 he succeeded William Rothenstein (q.v.) as principal of the Royal College of Art, which was evacuated to Ambleside for the duration of WWII. Jowett was a member of the War Advisory Committee and retired from the RCA in 1948. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Watercolour Society, New English Art Club, Redfern Gallery and the Fine Art Society. In the 1920s had a series of solo shows at the St George's Gallery. He was married to Enid Ledwood, sister of the sculptor, Gilbert Ledwood. He lived in London. His work is held in many galleries including the Hepworth, Laing, Leeds University and Gloucester Museum Service. Michael Parkin Gallery held an exhibition of his work in 1995.


Fiona Macarthy: 'The Perfect Place to Grow - 175 years of the Royal College of Art'. pp 19-23, The Jowett Years