Oil on canvas. Colorado Scene by Kenneth Bowman. Signed. 62x83cm with frame. 54x75cm without frame. Ken Bowman was born in Denver, Colorado in 1937 and educated at the University of Colorado and the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA 1963. One of his works was included in the 100 Years, 100 Artists exhibition at the Art Institute. His art was shown in New York City and is in several museum collections. He is one of the original founding artists of the Rhino Horn group, artists who exhibited at the New School for Social Research in New York in 1970.
As part of Rhino Horn, Ken Bowman was one of several figurative artists who exhibited together between 1967 and 1978 and then again in 1994. These significant exhibitions generally included a core group of Rhino Horn members, as well as guest exhibitors, who were invited to show their work by Rhino Horn artists.
These significant American artists have persevered through all phases of the last four decades. The importance of this group in art history must be permanently recorded as they and their Friends have continued the figurative strain of German Expressionism in the United States. This segment of American paintings and sculptures retains its originality in the face of conformity and has masterfully recorded the angst, violence and happenings of these most turbulent times. (excerpted from the Figurative Expressionism website).