Rowel Friers HRUA Biography and Works - Ross's Auctioneers & Valuers

Rowel Friers HRUA

Rowel Friers HRUA

Rowel Friers was a cartoonist and illustrator born in Belfast in 1920. He was educated at Park Parade Intermediate School, Belfast and then in 1935, he began an apprenticeship as a designer and lithographer at S.C Allen & Co Ltd. He went on to further his education at the Belfast College of Art. From the age of four, Friers has been drawing cartoons of people such as his relatives.

 

In 1940, the Portsmouth Evening news became the first newspaper to publish Rowel’s work and this was the beginning of his career. After that, he set up his own studio and began producing images for other publications.

 

Friers was appointed MBE in 1977 and then in 1981, he was awarded an Honorary MA from the Open University. He was also elected President of the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts in 1994.    

 

 

Rowel Friers HRUA - Auction results

There have been 99 artwork(s) sold in previous auctions
  • Lot 235 by Rowel Friers HRUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 235 Sale Date: 04 June 2008
    Result: £550
  • Lot 252 by Rowel Friers HRUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 252 Sale Date: 03 December 2008
    Result: £480
  • Lot 67 by Rowel Friers HRUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 67 Sale Date: 28 January 2009
    Result: £480
  • Lot 141 by Rowel Friers HRUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 141 Sale Date: 07 December 2011
    Result: £450
  • Lot 246 by Rowel Friers HRUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 246 Sale Date: 05 March 2008
    Result: £400
  • Lot 325 by Rowel Friers HRUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 325 Sale Date: 08 October 2008
    Result: £360
  • Lot 95 by Rowel Friers HRUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 95 Sale Date: 02 March 2011
    Result: £280
  • THE BELFAST BUSINESSMAN BELIEVES THAT IT'S BETTER TO LOOK DOUR & MAKE MONEY, THAN TO SMILE & LET PEOPLE KNOW YOU LIKE WORKING FOR THEM by Rowel Friers HRUA at Ross's Auctions
    THE BELFAST BUSINESSMAN BELIEVES THAT IT'S BETTER TO LOOK DOUR & MAKE MONEY, THAN TO SMILE & LET PEOPLE KNOW YOU LIKE WORKING FOR THEM Sale Date: 14 August 2014 Medium: Pen & Ink Drawing with Watercolour Wash Size: H 21" x W 15"
    Result: £280
  • HOUSE OF CHARACTER by Rowel Friers HRUA at Ross's Auctions
    HOUSE OF CHARACTER Sale Date: 01 August 2012 Medium: Pen & Ink Drawing with Watercolour Wash Size: H 20.5" x W 28.5"
    Result: £260
  • THE TORTOISE & THE HARE by Rowel Friers HRUA at Ross's Auctions
    THE TORTOISE & THE HARE Sale Date: 26 January 2012 Medium: Watercolour Size: H 12" x W 17"
    Result: £220
  • A LIGHT IN THE TERRACE by Rowel Friers HRUA at Ross's Auctions
    A LIGHT IN THE TERRACE Sale Date: 26 January 2012 Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: H 20" x W 24"
    Result: £220