Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946

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Art administrator. Established the Community Art Center in Cedar Rapids; developed and operated the Little Gallery in Cedar Rapids. With his friend Grant Wood laid the groundwork for the Stone City Art Colony.

From the description of Papers of Edward Beatty Rowan. [1920?-1946?] (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 274319575

Gallery director, painter, sculptor, teacher; Falls Church, Va. and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Founder and director of The Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1928-1934. The gallery was concerned with promoting education in the community. Because of his success with the Little Gallery, in 1931 he was chosen by the American Federation of Arts to be the director of a new experimental art center in Cedar Rapids. Rowan was affiliated with the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard before going to Cedar Rapids and served as Chief, Public Buildings Administration, 1930's-1940's.

From the description of Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82194632

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creatorOf Tabor, Robert Byron, 1882-1972. Papers of Robert B. Tabor, 1933-1972. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Biberman, Edward. Edward Biberman papers, 1929-1985. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Elshin, Jacob Alexander, b. 1892. Jacob Alexander Elshin interviews, 1965 Apr. 21 - 22. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993 (bulk 1910-1960) Archives of American Art
creatorOf Public Works of Art Project. Public Works of Art Project selected administrative and business records, 1933-1934. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Community Art Project records, 1932-1943 Rhode Island School of Design Archives.
referencedIn Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976. Mitchell Siporin papers, 1913-1990. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960. Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Adams, Kenneth M. Kenneth Miller Adams papers, 1933-1938. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Mechau, Frank, 1904-1946. Frank Mechau correspondence and mural contracts, 1934-1940. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Reindel, Edna M. Edna Reindel papers, 1918-1990. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960. Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gifford Beal sketches, sketchbooks, and papers, 1889-1954 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Douglas, Laura Glenn, 1888-1962. Papers, 1899-1979. South Carolina Newspaper Project
creatorOf Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991. Chaim Gross papers, 1920-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Papers of Paul J. Sachs, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Myron Bement Smith collection, circa 1910-1970 Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
creatorOf John Herron Art Institute. Wilbur D. Peat correspondence, 1929-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn E. E. Cummings additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library
creatorOf Martyl, 1918-. Martyl Langsdorf papers, 1918-1977. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Public Works of Art Project. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1934. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Reindel, Edna M. Edna Reindel papers, 1918-1990. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000. Clarence Holbrook Carter papers, 1900-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Elshin, Jacob Alexander, b. 1892. Oral history interview with Jacob Alexander Elshin, 1965 Apr. 21-22. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jones, Wendell, 1899-1956. Wendell Jones papers, 1933-1969. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Chavez, Edward Arcenio, 1917-1995. Edward Arcenio Chavez papers, 1933-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Sigmund, Jay G., 1885-1937. Papers of Jay Sigmund, 1911-1975. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Public Works of Art Project. Correspondence and personal files of Edward B. Rowan, 1934-1935. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sigmund, Jay G., 1885-1937. Papers, 1911-1975. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Skipworth, Alison, 1863-1952. Letter to Edward B. Rowan. Hollywood, CA. 1932 Dec. 15. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Brooks, James, 1906-. James Brooks papers, 1928-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts. General records of the Section of Fine Arts, 1934-1943. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Labaudt, Lucien, 1880-1943. Lucien and Marcelle Labaudt papers, 1896-1987. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956. Gifford Beal sketches, sketchbooks and papers, 1889-2001. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Douglas, Laura Glenn, 1888-1962. Laura Glenn Douglas papers, 1899-1979. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Magafan, Ethel, 1915 or 6-1993. Ethel Magafan photograph and printed material, 1950-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Anita Weschler Papers, 1902-1989, 1924-1960 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956. Gifford Beal sketches, sketchbooks and papers, 1902-1953. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf John Herron Art Institute. Wilbur D. Peat correspondence, 1929-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1917-1942. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Edward Beatty Rowan [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946. Papers of Edward Beatty Rowan. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Jones, Wendell, 1899-1956. Wendell Jones papers, 1933-1969. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Public Works of Art Project. Correspondence and personal files of Edward P. Rowan, 1934-1935. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Winter, Edward. Edward and Thelma Frazier Winter papers, 1908-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hurd, Peter, 1904-. Peter Hurd papers relating to the Section of Fine Arts, 1936-1951. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946. Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts. Section of Fine Arts selected administrative records and correspondence, 1934-1943. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Adams, Kenneth M. person
associatedWith Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956. person
associatedWith Biberman, Edward. person
associatedWith Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938. person
associatedWith Brooks, James, 1906- person
associatedWith Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960. person
associatedWith Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1904-2000. person
associatedWith Chavez, Edward Arcenio, 1917-1995. person
associatedWith Community Art Project corporateBody
associatedWith Cone, Marvin Dorwart, 1891-1965. person
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Dornbush, Adrian, 1900- person
associatedWith Douglas, Laura Glenn, 1888-1962. person
associatedWith Dunton, W. Herbert, 1878-1936. person
associatedWith Elshin, Jacob Alexander, b. 1892. person
associatedWith Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991. person
associatedWith Hurd, Peter, 1904- person
associatedWith John Herron Art Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Jones, Wendell, 1899-1956. person
associatedWith Labaudt, Lucien, 1880-1943. person
associatedWith Little Gallery (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) corporateBody
associatedWith Magafan, Ethel, 1915 or 6-1993. person
associatedWith Martyl, 1918- person
associatedWith McCosh, David J., 1903-1980. person
associatedWith Mechau, Frank, 1904-1946. person
associatedWith Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970. person
associatedWith Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970. person
associatedWith Public Works of Art Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Public Works of Art Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Public Works of Art Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Public Works of Art Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Public Works of Art Project (Iowa) corporateBody
associatedWith Pyle, Arnold. person
associatedWith Reindel, Edna M. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Sachs, Paul J., 1878-1965 person
associatedWith Sigmund, Jay G., 1885-1937. person
associatedWith Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976. person
associatedWith Skipworth, Alison, 1863-1952. person
correspondedWith Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970 person
associatedWith Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa) corporateBody
associatedWith Tabor, Robert Byron, 1882-1972. person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Treasury. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Watson, Forbes person
associatedWith Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960. person
associatedWith Weschler, Anita person
associatedWith Winter, Edward. person
associatedWith Wood, Grant, 1891-1942. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Iowa--Cedar Rapids
Subject
Federal aid to the arts
Gallery directors
Art galleries, Commercial
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Birth 1898

Death 1946

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