Daniel Fowler 1810-1894

In this house, Daniel Fowler, a well-known 19th-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 watercolour painter, J.D. Harding. As a result of ill health, he came to Canada in 1843, and settled on this farm on Amherst Island. He 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.


On the grounds of his former home, Concession Road 1, near Emerald, Amherst Island

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Lennox and Addington

Municipality: Township of Loyalist