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us: Bowling, Frank, 1936-

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1936-02-29
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Bartica (Guyana)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) British Guiana
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Royal College of Art (Great Britain)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Columbia University
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Art
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Artists
            (lcsh) Painters
              (lcsh) College teachers
          • Sources

            • found: nuc87-66524: His Frank Bowling, paintings, 1983-1986, c1986 (hdg. on NRU rept.: Bowling, Frank, 1936-)
            • found: The map paintings 1967-1971, 2015: title page (Frank Bowling, OBE, RA) page 68 (born Bartica, British Guiana, 1936 ; education: Royal College of Art, London, UK, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bowling, Frank; painter; born 29 February 1936 in Bartica, Guyana; was a founder of the Young Commonwealth Artists Group in England; graduated from the Royal College with a Master of Fine Arts degree (1962); served as vice president of the London Group of artists (1965); won the Senegal Grand Prize for Contemporary Art at the First World Festival of Negro Art, in Dakar (1966); received a Guggenheim Memorial fellowship (1967 and again in 1973); taught at Columbia University, the School of Visual Arts in New York; produced Middle Passage, which he described as autobiographical (1970); participated in the controversial exhibition Some American History (1970); contributed a series of articles on black art to Arts Magazine (1969-1971); was recognized as a leading painter in what became known as the Colour Field style (1970s); was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2005); was awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to art (2008))
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