Minimal composition in red with hand-colored abstract markings connoting music and dance. One of 4 prints from the Philadelphia Portfolio prepared by the Print Center in partnership with the City of Philadelphia, 1981. #50/100. Signed, dated, and numbered lower margin. Etching plate measures 19 x 13 in., sheet measures 24 x 28 in., framed to 28 x 23 in. in narrow gold wood frame with off-white mat under plexi.
An artist and master-printer for more than four decades, John Dowell's fine art prints, paintings and photographs have been featured in more than 50 one-person exhibitions, and represented in the permanent collections of 70 museum and public collections. Among them are the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum of Harlem, Fogg Museum of Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Lehigh University Museum, Houston Museum of Fine Art, and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Dowell is a Philadelphia native and Professor Emeritus at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University.