The Altered Chorus - John Dowell
The Altered Chorus

"John Dowell Jr. is a printmaker who has been deeply influenced by music and jazz in particular. Dowell over the years has done a suite of prints in which musical notations and color have been important elements. These prints can be actual music scores and have been performed by Dowell's group, Visual Music Ensemble. The artist works to create a visual environment to break up the white space of the paper. Altered Chorus consists of three prints in an elongated format that were commissioned by the workshop to honor three influential African American artists in 1983. The rhythmic delicacy of his translucent marks floating across the surface of the print exudes confidence and sureness by its maker to celebrate the creative act."

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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The Altered Chorus


Offset Lithograph




11" x 30"

Edition Size

85 prints in this edition


Robert Franklin


Brandywine Workshop and Archives


Philadelphia, PA