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Earl Warford Rowland

 (1890 - 1963)
Earl Warford Rowland was active/lived in California, Colorado.  Earl Rowland is known for Museum director, lecturer, educator, painter.

Earl Warford Rowland

Biography from the Archives of askART

Earl Warford Rowland was born in Trinidad, CO in September 1890.  Rowland studied at the Art Institute of Chicago (1910) under Dudley Crafts Watson and at the School of Industrial Art in Los Angeles.  After serving in the Army in World War One he returned to Los Angeles and became active in the local art scene.  A trip to Hawaii in the late 1920s resulted in several tropical landscapes and harbor scenes with sampans.  During the 1930s he settled in Stockton, CA where he was a member of the art faculty at the College of the Pacific.  From 1937 until his death on August 8, 1963 Rowland taught and served as director of the Haggin Art Gallery.  His early works are mostly landscapes; whereas, he later painted still lifes and seascapes. 

Exhibited:  Phoenix Women's Club, 1923 (second prize); California Art Club, 1926-34; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1928-33; Inglewood (CA) High School, 1929 (first prize); Long Beach Art Ass'n, 1930s; Laguna Beach Art Ass'n, 1930s; Woman's Club (Hollywood), 1934. 

Works held:  Haggin Gallery (Stockton); San Diego Museum; Los Angeles Public Library.

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview with the artist or his/her family; American Art Annual 1925-33; Who's Who in American Art 1936-62; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); California Arts and Architecture list, 1932.

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Biography from the Archives of askART
Exh. Kingsley Art Club, per Fifty Years of Crocker Kingsley.

Some bibliography in PSCA, no. 8.

Exh. Laguna Beach Art Assn., per PSCA, no. 11.

Source: Nancy Dustin Moure, "Santa Cruz Art League Statewide Art Exhibition Index, First through Twenty-seventh, 1928-1957 (Publications in California Art, No. 12)"

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About  Earl Warford Rowland

Born:  1890 - Trinidad, Colorado
Died:   1963 - Stockton, California
Known for:  Museum director, lecturer, educator, painter