Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 124

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
JOHN E. DOWELL, JR. (1941 - )
L.P.W.S. (Lines Played With Soul).

Color screenprint on wove paper, 1976. 760x560 mm; 30x22 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 8/22 in pencil, lower edge. Printed and published by the Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia.

Provenance: the Brandywine Workshop Collection, Philadelphia.

Illustrated: Allan L. Edmunds, ed. and Halima Taha. Three Decades of American Printmaking; The Brandywine Worksop Collection fig. 101, p. 73.

Another impression is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.

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 and modern jazz musicians Miles Davis, Archie Shepp, and Cecil Taylor, Dowell invokes an abstract representation of jazz sheet music.

Philadelphia native and master printmaker John E. Dowell, Jr. 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.

Consigned to support the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia and its legacy endowment campaign.