John E. Dowell

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b. 1941

Dowell, Jr. is an internationally recognized painter, printmaker, and photographer whose work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 1975 Biennal and the Thirty-Fifth Venice Biennale in 1970. He had a solo exhibition, John E. Dowell, Jr: Prints and Drawings, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, in 1971. Born in Philadelphia, he earned his BFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in 1963. Dowell, Jr. went on to complete a fellowship at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop (now Tamarind Institute) in Los Angeles and to attend the University of Washington, Seattle, where he received his MFA in 1966. He returned to Philadelphia in 1971 and became a professor of printmaking at Tyler. Dowell, Jr. continues to make art and his work is represented in many museum and public collections internationally.

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