With The Fine Art Society, 1976
The Collection of the Late Harold Shaw, U.S.A.
Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 1891 No 72
Royal Scottish Academy 1892 No 511
Coventry was born in Glasgow and trained initially as a designer, but changed course to study at the Glasgow School of Art under Robert Greenlees (1824-1894), who was head of the School until 1881. He subsequently furthered his training in Paris under Bougereau and Fleury before returning to Glasgow. He travelled widely in his lifetime visiting France, Holland and Belgium frequently and making a trip to the Middle-East in the 1890’s. But he always returned to Glasgow, showing a substantial body of work at the (Royal) Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts and at the (Royal) Scottish Society of Watercolour Painters. He showed at the Royal Scottish Academy regularly from 1875 until 1926, becoming an associate member in 1906. He became a full member at the RSW in 1889. His daughter Gertrude Mary Coventry also became a professional painter.Read more