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date: 08 December 2019

Cowan, John Anthonylocked

  • Philippe Garner


Cowan, John Anthony (1929–1979), photographer, was born on 22 April 1929 at Gillingham, Kent, the only child of Irving Cowan and his wife, Elizabeth Edith, née Cobley (1907–1999). He attended schools in Gillingham, Lincolnshire, Bournemouth, and Ramsgate but showed little interest in academic study. The appetite for adventure that shaped his life was evident in his early ambition to become a fighter pilot. He joined the ...

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