• Date Of Birth: 11 January 1928
  • Date Of Death: 1 March 2021
  • Occupation: Art historian, museum director and art critic
  • City: London
  • State: England

Sir Alan Bowness CBE (11 January 1928 – 1 March 2021) was a British art historian, art critic, and museum director. He was the director of the Tate Gallery between 1980 and 1988.

After retiring from the Tate, Bowness became Director of the Henry Moore Foundation, setting up the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, Yorkshire. He was made a CBE in 1976 and knighted in 1988. He was also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art, the Courtauld Institute of Art, and Downing College, Cambridge.

His collection of paintings by British artists, 1950–70 (Scott, Lanyon, Heron, Hilton, and others), is bequeathed to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and his art history library to Cambridge University Library.

Bowness died at his home in London on 1 March 2021, at age 93. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.