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Jack D. Cowan, a native of Orlando, Florida, has spent the majority of his life in the South. His has exhibited work in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.  During his time in the Midwest, he showed frequently at the prestigious Hoosier Salon in Indianapolis. Throughout the years his artwork has continued to garner the attention of admirers and collectors throughout the Americas, Europe, and Oceania.  He continues to produce new works, including commissions, and maintains a clientele of private and corporate collectors.

He is influenced by the fashion industry and the work of the great masters such as Michelangelo, Vermeer, Degas, and Manet.  Whether depicting the mythical and symbolic, the classical, or the recurrent themes of ordinary pursuits of pleasure, leisure, and entertainment, his style and quality is readily recognized. The human figure is the common thread running throughout his body of work and the subject for which he is most well known and widely appreciated.
 

Exhibitions/Awards

1973-1980

Florida State Awards

 

1978

State Youth Art Symposium Medal

 

1977-1979

Merit Awards

 

1970-1980

Winter Park Art Festival

 

1979-1980

Educational Testing Service Scholar in the Arts Award

 

1979-1980

National Gold Key Award

 

1980

International Rotary Festival-First Place

 

1980

Florida Academic Competition-Outstanding Painter of the Year

     

One Man Exhibition

1990

Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana

 

1993

Emerson Jones Gallery, Chicago

 

1994

Taylor's Contemporanea Fine Art, Hot Springs, Arkansas

     

Group Exhibitions

1990

Hoosier Salon, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana-Best of Show

 

1990

Southside Art League Regional V Exhibition, Greenwood, Indiana

 

1991

Annual Indian Arts Competition-American State Insurance Companies, Indianapolis

 

1991

Hoosier Salon, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis

 

1991

M.K.V. Galleries, Superior Street, Chicago

 

1992

Hoosier Salon, Indian State Museum, Indianapolis

 

1992

Vance Galleries, Michigan Avenue, Chicago

 

1993

Hoosier Salon, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis

 

1993

Chicago Art Exposition, Exhibitor-Emerson Jones Gallery, Chicago

 

1994

Art Los Angeles 1994-International Exposition, Exhibitor-Emerson Jones Gallery, Chicago

 

1994

Hoosier Salon, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis

 

1995

Virtuosity-A.C.I. Art Communication International. Published on CD-ROM with worldwide distribution.

 

1996

Art Miami International Art Exposition, Exhibitor-Coplan Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

 

1996

The Nude-A Classical Reference-Chasen Galleries, Sarasota, Florida

 

1996

Realism Revisited-Adamar Fine Art, Miami, Florida

 

1997

The Nude-A Classical Reference II-Chasen Galleries, Sarasota, Florida

 

1997

Art Expo New York-Exhibitor-Gallery Revel, New York, New York

 

1997

The Artist's View-New York City-Gallery Revel, New York, New York

 

1998

Art Expo New York, Exhibitor-Gallery Revel, New York, New York

 

1998

A Bestiary-The Animal in Art-Terrace Gallery, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida

 

1998

It's About Art-Jacqueline Ross Gallery, Chicago

     

Commissions

1991-1992

Dr. And Mrs. T. Draper, Indianapolis

 

1992

R. Murphy, Chicago

 

1993

American Legion, Greenwood, Indiana

 

1999

Planet Hollywood, private commission, Orlando, Florida

     

Charitable Contributions of Work

1992-1993

Arts Indiana Magazine-Auction to support the Arts, Indianapolis

 

1996

Board of Community AIDS Network, Inc.,-Auction fundraiser, Sarasota, Florida

 

2001

G.L.H.S.-Annual fundraiser, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

     

Publication/Media

1993

A Grand Tradition-The Arts and Artists of the Hoosier Salon 1925-1990.  Biography included in this comprehensive reference book.

 

1995

Angel Harvest- a limited edition print.

 

1995

Central Florida Arts Digest. Featured work on cover.

 

1997

Encyclopedia of Living Artists 10th Edition

 

1998

A Moment of Intermission-a limited edition giclée print. Publisher, Gallery Revel, New York

 

1998

Dessert-Coign of Vantage-a limited edition giclée print. Publisher, Gallery Revel, New York

 

1999

Not Only Blue, Issue 19, February 1999. Published by Studio Magazine, Sydney Australia

 

2000

Not Only Blue, Issue 27, June 2000

 

2001

Not Only Blue, Issue 31, February 2001

 

2001

Not Only Blue, Issue 39, June 2001

 

2002

BlueLife.com, October/November Interview and feature for digital on-line magazine. XOXO-Inc. 

 

2002

Men In Blue: The First Five Years of Blue Magazine

     

Memberships

1990

Hoosier Salon-Lifetime membership, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

1996

A.S.C.R.-American Society of Classical Realism-voted artist member by the guild, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 
 
   
     
 
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