Dorothy Bowman Biography

Dorothy Bowman




Dorothy Bowman, born in 1927, is an abstract painter and printmaker. She studied under Rico LeBrun and Jean Charlot at the Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles, California. She also studied at the Jepson Art Institute and the Otis Art Institute, both in Los Angeles as well.

The artist was married to Howard Bradford, a painter, and she lived and worked in Big Sur, California where she painted with the author Henry Miller.

Bowman received numerous awards for her serigraphs, which were exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Smithsonian Institution.