Philadelphia printmaker, photographer, and painter John E. Dowell, Jr., earned a BFA in printmaking and ceramics from Temple University, Philadelphia; studied advanced lithography with Garo Antreasian at Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN; was an artist-printer fellow at the Tamarind Institute, Los Angeles; and received his MFA in printmaking and drawing from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is professor emeritus of printmaking at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University.
Dowell's work can be found in the collections of more than 70 major art museums and institutions across the United States, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. The African American Museum in Philadelphia presented his solo exhibition Cotton: The Soft Dangerous Beauty of the Past in 2018-2019.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records