BiographyClayton Fowler was an artist, art historian, lecturer and art teacher. Born in 1912, he earned his BA from the University of Michigan during the 1930’s but received his MA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Iowa. He was a faculty member in the Art Department at Iowa State Teachers College (now University of Northern Iowa) in Cedar Falls, Iowa, before moving to a position at St. Lawrence University in New York in 1964 where he remained until his death in 1984. He participated in many exhibitions on the local, regional and national levels winning numerous awards in the process.
Fowler entered the Fine Arts Festivals at Luther College on several occasions. During the Festival which ran from April 13-20, 1958, he exhibited two paintings. “Mississippi Sunrise,” a watercolor, was purchased for the Fine Arts Collection while “”High Meadow,” also a watercolor, was returned to the artist. At the Festival exhibit of April 24-30, 1960, he showed “Milkweed” and “Hills of Home,” both watercolors. In 1961, his watercolors, “Hawk High” and “Milkweed No. 2” were exhibited. He displayed his watercolors “September-North of Decorah” and “Abandoned Gold” in the Festival exhibit of March 31-April 7, 1962.
Source of BiographyWaterloo Courier, January 7, 1962