John Rowe

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John Rowe

ARC Associate Living Master TM

15 artworks

American 21st Century Realist artist

http://www.john-rowe.com

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Her Gift

Oil on Canvas

101.6 x 76.2 cms | 40 x 30 ins

Private collection, ,

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Broken

2019-2019

oil on canvas

48 x 36 cms | 18 3/4 x 14 ins

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Jimmy

2018-2018

121.9 x 91.4 cms | 48 x 36 ins

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Kera

2018-2018

121.9 x 91.4 cms | 48 x 36 ins

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Golden Necklace

2017-2017

oil on canvas

121.9 x 91.4 cms | 48 x 36 ins

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cut

2018-2018

76.2 x 152.4 cms | 30 x 60 ins

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Peter 4:8

2018-2018

oil on canvas

121.9 x 121.9 cms | 48 x 48 ins

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Wings

2018-2018

oil on canvas

121.9 x 91.4 cms | 48 x 36 ins

Awakening

Oil on linen

45.7 x 91.4 cms | 18 x 36 ins

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Sleep

2014

Oil on linen

45.7 x 91.4 cms | 18 x 36 ins

Private collection, ,

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john-rowe.com


Artistic Odyssey 

–Andrew Webster Reporting Editor- Fine Art Today

From the West Coast to the East Coast and back, accomplished artist John Rowe has done just about everything to establish a successful career. Supporting a family through major commissions as an illustrator, Rowe continues his epic journey by exploring more deeply how fine art can communicate what words cannot. 

The story of artist John Rowe’s career reads like Homer’s Odyssey — filled with triumph, love, deception, failure, and so much more. Like many before him, Rowe’s odyssey began when he was a child. The artist recalls how he had trouble putting down the pencil — how he was constantly observing the world and musing on how to represent it on paper. As a budding artist, Rowe’s formal training began at Cal State LA, where Al Fiori encouraged him to go to Art Center. Rowe recalls, “My first attempt at a student loan fell through, so I worked two full-time jobs to raise tuition and work my way through school. After school, I sold my belongings and took a Greyhound bus to New York City with $600 to my name.” 

 

In the “City That Never Sleeps,” Rowe found himself being pushed into roles that didn’t provide the creative outlet he desired, so he took the plunge and resigned his role at an ad agency and began painting full-time. The move proved pivotal for Rowe, who relocated to Los Angeles and was quickly noticed by Disney for his illustrative talent. He writes, “Over the years I have been lucky enough to be able to support my family through commissions from Disney, the United Nations, and National Geographic. I was the president of the Society of Illustrators in Los Angeles for a few years as well. I’ve had lots of fun as a guest artist on cruise ships and learned a lot from many talented people. I feel like I am finally learning how to paint decently and my current work just might have something to offer. Mostly I am very grateful to be able to do what I love and have so much fun making art.” 


Past President of the Society of Illustrators L.A.

Legacy Artist, Disney Fine Art.


Commissions include: United Nations, National Geographic, Disney, Cover, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins and numerous private and public commissions.

John's Studio is located in Glendale California.

Finalist International Guild of Realism 2020

Finalist Figurative’s 2019 MEAM Museum Spain

Exhibiting Artist International Guild of Realism 2019

Finalist Art Renewal Center Annual Salon 2018

Award of Excellence International Artist Magazine 2018

Finalist in the Art Renewal Centers Annual Salon 2016, 2016-2017

International Guild of Realism- Bill & Susan Rowett Collectors Choice award 2017

Society of Portrait Artists Award of Excellence 20

SELECTED GALLERIES

Winn Slavin Fine Art, Beverly Hills CA, 2019-2020

Principle Gallery VA, 2019

Sugarman Patterson Gallery Santa Fe NM ,2018

Lovetts Gallery Tulsa OK, 2018

Village Gallery Irvine CA, 2019-2020

Wyland Gallery FL, 2018

Bergamot Station LA -One man show, 2017

Winfield Gallery Carmel CA, 2017

Art Insight Gallery Va, 2016

Fukuoka Japan, 2014

Disneyland Gallery CA, 2014

Disney World Gallery FL, 2014