A second generation abstract Expressionist, he spent most of his career in South Texas, and became best known for his shaped abstract painting, based on classical myths. Hailed as a pioneer in abstract art in San Antonio, he influenced many as an artist and a teacher.
Rowe was born in 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Princeton University, with a major in Spanish Literature. He also attended the Art Students League in New York and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Instituto Allende of the University of Guanajuato, Mexico.
In 1964, he moved to San Antonio, Texas, and became head of the faculty at the San Antonio Art Institute. Rowe also served as chairman of the exhibition committee at the Witte Mus
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