JULIE HELLER GALLERY

2 Gosnold Street, Provincetown, MA 02657 - 508.487.2169   sedgwickx@gmail.com

JULIE HELLER EAST *

465 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657 - 508.487.2166  juliehellereast@gmail.com (*mailing address)

  • Facebook Clean
  • White Pinterest Icon
  • Twitter Clean
  • White Yelp Icon
  • White Instagram Icon

Copyright 2018 Julie Heller Gallery.  All rights reserved

 ARTHUR WESLEY DOW 

Arthur Wesley Dow (1857 – 1922) was an American painter, printmaker, photographer, and influential arts educator.

 

Dow taught at major American arts training institutions for 30 years, among them Teachers College, Columbia University; the Art Students League of New York; Pratt Institute; and his own Ipswich Summer School of Art. His ideas were quite revolutionary for the period, he taught that rather than copying nature, art should be created by elements of the composition, like line, mass and color. His ideas were published in the 1899 book Composition: A Series of Exercises in Art Structure for the Use of Students and Teachers. He taught many of America's leading artists and craftspeople, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Charles J. Martin, two of the Overbeck Sisters and the Byrdcliffe Colony.