Born in Le Sueur, MN on Oct. 19, 1869. Plowman was a pupil of Douglas Volk, Eric Pape, and attended the Royal College of Art at South Kensington in England. He was active in Berkeley, CA as an architect and etcher from 1905-13. After 1915 he was a lived in Newark, NJ and Cambridge, MA; he died in the latter on March 26, 1932. Member: NAC; Calif. PM Society; Calif. Society of Etchers. Exh: PPIE, 1915 (bronze medal). In: Society of Calif. Pioneers; Boston Museum; NY Public Library; Library of Congress; British Museum; NMAA; MM; CSL.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California State Library (Sacramento); Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers
(Fielding, Mantle); Who's Who in America
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1913-32 (obituary).Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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