|Birthname||Harry Clinton Bowden Jr.|
|born on||9 February 1907 at 12:35 (= 12:35 PM )|
|Place||Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15|
|Timezone||PST h8w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||19°58' 10°57 Asc. 16°55'|
American abstract painter who lived and worked both in New York and California. He showed in both group and solo exhibitions in Manhattan and San Francisco and was a founding member of American Abstract Artists. He is known both for fully abstract and for representative works, but the latter predominate. He once said a painter should embrace many ideas, symbols, forms, tones, and colors and through metamorphosis make them into a new thing — a painting having a life of its own. Having taken up photography as a mid-career hobby, he became as well known for his photographs as for his easel works.
Harry Bowden died at age 57 from a heart attack on 15 January 1965 in Sausalito, California, pronounced dead at 6:05 PM. He was survived by his wife Frances and a half-brother Dale Knight of Los Angeles.
- friend relationship with De Kooning, Willem (born 24 April 1904)
- friend relationship with Pollock, Jackson (born 28 January 1912)
Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file. Born at Emergency, General Hospital, Ward 7.
Death data from Daily Independent Journal (San Rafael, California), 18 January 1965, page 4.
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Groups (American Abstract Artists)
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Heart attack)
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Abstract painter)
- Vocation : Art : Photography