Rowell Tyson, RBA, ARCA (Lond) (1926-2009) was a well-known painter and art teacher. His subjects were generally portraits, landscapes and coastal scenes, and still lifes, mainly working in oil but he also used gouache and watercolour. Tyson was born at Catford in south-east London and studied art at Tunbridge Wells School of Art 1940-41, Beckenham School of Arts 1941-44, and the Royal College of Art, London, 1946-50 after service in the Royal Navy 1944-46. He gained his diploma from the RCA in 1949 and was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1952. His main exhibition focus was with the RBA with whom he showed 30 works between 1952 and 1962. These included landscapes and coastal scenes in the Carlisle area and around the Solway, and from 1955 he began exhibiting paintings of Cyprus, especially of Kyrenia. Tyson showed at the Royal Academy from 1952-57 from his address in Carlisle and again from 1958-1960 from addresses in south west London. He exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Glasgow Institute in 1952. Tyson also exhibited at the New English Art Club in 1948 and with the Royal Society of Marine Artists 1976-78. During the 1970s onwards his work was often focused on coastal views in Kent and the Hastings and Rye area of East Sussex. He had moved from London to Broadstairs in Kent and then to Sandwich. His work is represented by a portrait held in Carlisle City Museum & Art Gallery and by paintings in County Council collections.