Mark McDowell is active/lives in Arizona, New Mexico. Mark McDowell is known for still life painting.
Biography Mark McDowell
Mark McDowell (b. February 10,1954, Clearfield, Pennsylvania-)
Mark McDowell creates vibrantly colored still-life paintings that, through the use of puns and metaphor, construct a narrative social commentary. McDowell has often depicted objects taken from contemporary culture, often focusing on themes related to sideshows and the circus big top.
In 1993 McDowell attended his first performance of Circus Flora, a one-ring circus troupe from St. Louis. Years later, after developing a close friendship with its ringmaster and founder, the artist was recruited as a prop consultant and fabricator for Circus Flora's life-sized interpretation of Cirque Calder, Alexander Calder's multi-faceted miniature circus made from wir
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