L.P.W.S. - John Dowell

From the Artist:

"{The purpose for my art is }To produce the stimulus for the viewer to discover themselves"

Once the son of an English professor at school asked  what my work was like. I told him they were marks and small linear forms jumping, moving, and dancing in space...
Some are very immediate and spontaneous, some are controlled, but all marks are ordered in some sort of visual environment. In my drawings and watercolors the marks superimpose another service on top of a white or black ground. For example, I may cluster 150 marks within a 10 inch square area to form a pattern or Texture, which may have tremendous amount of movement within a particular area. In my paintings, I use marks to clarify the surrounding white space and try to create an emotional impact through the stress and pull on the mark. 

- John Dowell, when asked about his artworks.

Artist Bio

Printmaker, photographer, and painter from Philadelphia, John E. Dowell, Jr. earned a BFA in printmaking and ceramics from Temple University, studied advanced lithography with Garo Antreasian at John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana; ...

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Silk Screen




30" x 22"

Edition Size

22 prints in this edition


Robert "Bob" Franklin


Brandywine Workshop and Archives


Philadelphia, PA