Western Art On View
“Eric Bowman: More to the Picture”
Opening September 9, 2023
Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, California
From the gallery:
We are very excited to host Eric Bowman’s largest solo exhibition to date. “More to the Picture” features 15 new paintings, more than half being large-scale works. We invite you to join us in person on September 9th in our downtown Los Angeles gallery for the opening reception and sale. A live artist interview will be conducted prior to the sale between Bowman (interviewee) and Logan Maxwell Hagege (interviewer).
Bowman has been a professional artist for nearly 30 years. His career began as an illustrator and quickly turned to fine art after a painting trip with fellow artist, Tim Solliday. Bowman’s stylized paintings were sought after for a long time by landscape enthusiasts, but the artist never shied away from painting figures throughout his career, whenever they could help enhance a scene.
About eight years ago his illustration background led him to start toying with new scenes – this time placing the figures into his stylized landscapes. We, at Maxwell Alexander Gallery, had known of Bowman’s work for years, these new paintings were on a whole new level — and we instantly made the call to start representing his work.
At the time, unknown to the public, we were in the early stages of moving our gallery to a much larger location in Downtown Los Angeles. We timed the addition of Bowman’s western art to our roster to allow for his work to shine on a larger stage – and thus started the string of four consecutive sold-out solo exhibitions.
Fast forward to today, this is Bowman’s fifth solo exhibition and his most major in his 30+ year art career. In the last eight years, Bowman has become one of the most sought-after painters in the Western art genre. He has been featured in every major museum invitational, graced the cover of multiple publications, and he has received special honors including the Great American Cowboy Award at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Prix de West invitational.