FRANK JOWETT PAINTING RESTORATION PROJECT
Jowett, who died suddenly in 1943 was accomplished and well respected and exhibited both locally and in London. Born in Weekley, he lived and worked in Kettering all his life in the shoe trade, initially with his father, and subsequently in Carrington’s Shoe Works. He first lived in Tennyson Road, and he subsequently moved to a house in Bowling Green Road, directly facing the gallery.
Kettering Borough Council has organised a series of events on Saturday 29th August. There will be a prize draw sponsored by the Friends of the Art Gallery and Museum. This event marks the opening of Northamptonshire Open Studios Trail when local artists invite the public to view their work in the studio settings.
The Art Gallery has several works by the late Frank Jowett, and the proceeds from the day will go towards the cost of restoration of two paintings by this acclaimed local artist.
He is buried in London Road cemetery, and the Friends of the Gallery are taking steps to make the grave easier to locate, and would very much like to make contact, through the gallery, with any living relatives of the late Frank Jowett.