BiographyMarvin S. Lowe was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 19, 1927. After attending the Juilliard School of Music, he received his BA degree from Brooklyn College in 1954 and his MFA from the University of Iowa in 1960. He was a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana, for many years (began teaching in 1968), retiring as an Emeritus Professor in 1992.
Lowe’s art works are represented in many permanent public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, New York City Public Library, British Museum and the Library of Congress. He exhibited in national, international and invitational exhibitions and participated in United States Information Agency shows in Latin America, Japan, Russia, and most of the countries of Europe. He has received numerous prestigious awards such as the National Endowment for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship in 1975 and a Ford Foundation Fellowship in 1979.
Source of Biography“Gift to CRMA Includes Lasansky Student’s Art, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 17, 1992;
Who’s Who in American Art; Newman, Thelma R., Innovative Printmaking (1977);
College Chips, April 10, 1959; Luther Alumnus, 29:4 (May 1959)