Edward Beatty Rowan
(1898 - 1946)
Edward Beatty Rowan was active/lived in Virginia, Iowa, Illinois. Edward Rowan is known for painting, museum curating, sculpting, teaching.
Biography Edward Beatty Rowan
A gallery director, painter, sculptor, art historian and teacher, Edward Rowan worked in Falls Church, Virginia and Iowa in Cedar Rapids and Stone City, where he was a member of Grant Wood's Colony. This experience influenced him to be a strong proponent of Regionalism
Rowan was founder and director of The Little Gallery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1928-1934. The gallery was concerned with promoting education in the community. Because of his success with the Little Gallery, in 1931 he was chosen by the American Federation of Arts to be the director of a new experimental art center in Cedar Rapids. Rowan was also affiliated with the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard before going to Cedar Rapids and served as Chief, Public Buildings Administration
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