Kenneth H. Bowman Biography

Kenneth H. Bowman




Kenneth H. Bowman was born on March 28, 1937 in Denver, Colorado to J. Clinton and Helma Bowman.

A Denver native, he graduated with the class of 1955 at East High School. He received a BFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. One of his works was included there in the "100 Years, 100 Artists" exhibition. His art was shown in New York City and is in several museum collections.

Bowman was one of seven founders of the Rhino Horn Group in New York in 1969. The other founders were: Peter Passuntino (b. 1936), Benny Andrews (1930-2006), Jay Milder (b. 1934), Peter Dean (1934-1993), Michael Fauerbach (1942-2011), and Nicholas Sperakis (b. 1943). Between 1969 and 1978, active members also included Bill Barrell (b. 1932), Leonel Góngora (1932-1999), Isser Aronovici (1932-1994), June Leaf (b. 1929), and Joseph Kurhajec (b. 1938).

Bowman had solo exhibitions at: Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Inc., NYC 1970 & 1972; ‘Art on Paper’, Weatherspoon Gallery, Univ. NC, 1971; ‘Third Biennial Art’, Medellin, Colombia, S. Am., 1972; ‘Painting and Sculpture Today’ 1972, Indianapolis Mus. Art, Ind., 1972. His work is included in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City; University Art Museum,  Berkeley, Calif.

Kenneth H. Bowman died on February 16, 2014 in New York, NY