Research: Arthur Wesley Dow

| July 19, 2011

Research: Arthur Wesley Dow

Arthur Wesley Dow (April 6, 1857 – December 13, 1922) was born in Massachusetts.  Dow was an artist and a respected arts educator. Dow’s work was influenced by the Japanese woodcut artist, Katsushika Hokusai. Dow enjoyed sharing what he knew about art with others and this lead to the opening of his art school, Ipswich Summer School. In 1903 Dow joined the Teachers College faculty where he became the director of the department of fine arts. He remained at Teachers College until his death in 1922. He is remembered as being a radical instructor who forced his students to look beyond reality. He taught many famous artists including Georgia O’Keeffe.

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