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date: 11 August 2020

Dow, Arthur Wesley (1857–1922). Painter, printmaker, photographer, and educator 

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

Ann Lee Morgan

Through his book Composition (1899) and his systematic teaching methods, he encouraged individual expression within an aesthetic of simplicity, harmony, and reverence for natural form. In the process, he significantly enlarged the scope of decorative sources available to artists and artisans in the United States. He particularly drew on Japanese principles of design in formulating his emphasis on line, color, and equilibrium between light and dark masses. While contributing to the ... ...

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