Mar 31, 2022 - Sale 2599

Sale 2599 - Lot 120

Price Realized: $ 1,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
JOHN E. DOWELL, JR. (1941 - )

Color lithograph on cream wove paper, 1980. 596x457 mm; 23 1/2x18 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 25/100 in pencil, lower margin.

Provenance: McDonald's Corporate Art Collection, Oakbrook, IL (deaccessioned); private collection, Illinois.

Another impression is in the permanent collection of the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia.

John E. Dowell, Jr. is a printmaker, etcher, lithographer, painter, and professor emeritus of printmaking at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia. Influenced by the improvisation of Abstract Expressionists Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, and Jackson Pollock as well as modern jazz musicians Miles Davis, Archie Shepp, and Cecil Taylor, Dowell invokes an abstract representation of jazz sheet music.

Philadelphia native and master printmaker, Dowell studied at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University under the tutelage of ceramist Rudolf Staffel. Dowell has received many awards for his work, including the James VanDerZee Award from the Brandywine Workshop and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Dowell's work is also in the permanent collections of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Worcester Art Museum.