San Francisco: Harold Parker and Harcourts Gallery, 1986. Original wraps, 4to. 44pp. 24 color plates. Essays; list of exhibitions. Signed presentation copy to Vesta Kirby a San Francisco artist and collaborator of Gordon Onslow-Ford. Loosely inserted are 2 printed poems by Peggy Bowman.
Richard Bowman, printmaker, painter, and teacher, was born in Rockford, Illinois on March 15, 1918. He received a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago School where he earned his B.F.A. in 1942. He continued his studies at the State University of Iowa and earned his M.F.A. in 1949. As recipient of the Edward L. Reyerson Traveling Fellowship in 1942, he traveled to Mexico where he made the acquaintance of Gordon Onslow-Ford.
Bowman taught at Stanford University in 1949, and, in the following year, he joined the faculty of the University of Manitoba where he taught for four years. In 1954, he returned to California, settling in San Mateo County, and taught sporadically at Stanford over the next nine years. He renewed his friendship with Onslow-Ford and, in 1959, an exhibition of their work was held at the San Francisco Museum of Art.
Bowman received numerous awards.
Richard Bowman died in Redwood City, California on December 10, 2001.
Peggy Gladys Bowman died on 01/01/12 at age 87. Born in Chicago, IL. A resident of Emerald Hills, CA for 52 years. Peggy studied at the Texas College of Arts and Industry from 1943 to 1946. In 1947, she married artist Richard (Dick) Bowman. She received her Bachelor's of Arts degree from the University of Iowa ('49) where she studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Peggy remained a poet throughout her life. After receiving her degree, Peggy and Dick moved to Winnipeg, Canada where Dick helped open the University of Manitoba's art department. In 1954, they moved to the Bay Area. Peggy and Dick were a key part of the artistic circle in northern California where they shared an intense love of art, jazz and poetry. Peggy was predeceased by her beloved husband Dick. Item #51-2991