The White Wheel of W.T.H.
John E. Dowell (American, born in 1941)
Platemark: 45.7 x 60.9 cm (18 x 24 in.) Sheet: 56.2 x 71.1 cm (22 1/8 x 28 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching and aquatint
Not On View
Visual artist and Jazz musician John Dowell studied printmaking at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles in the 1960s, and now heads the Printmaking Division at Temple University in Philadelphia. His abstract prints and drawings often serve as visual equivalents of musical ideas, and can function as a “score” from which musicians take inspiration to improvise in live performance. The title of this enigmatic print refers to an incident in 1967 at a bar in West Terre Haute, Indiana, where Dowell, invited out by some of his students for an evening of music, found that black patrons were not welcome.
In graphite, l.l.: 16/20; b.c.: "THE WHITE WHEEL OF W.T.H."; l.r.: John E. Dowell
the artist, from whom purchased September 21, 2005
Lee M. Friedman Fund
© John E. Dowell, Jr.