Charles Taylor Bowling

1891 – 1985

Charles Taylor Bowling


Quitman, Texas


Regionalist painting, lithography

Charles Taylor Bowling, 1891-1985, a lithographer, as well as painter of still-life, landscape and urban scenes, was born in Quitman, Texas, and died in Dallas. Bowling studied with Alexandre Hogue, Frank Klepper, and with Olin Travis at the Dallas Art Institute, where he later was a teacher.

He taught at the Dallas Art Institute; and was a founding member of the Lone Star Printmakers. Bowling also belonged to the Dallas Art Association; Dallas Print Society; Frank Reaugh Art Club; Klepper Sketch Club; Southern States Art League; and Texas Fine Arts Association. He was also closely associated with The Dallas Nine, a group of painters, printmakers, and sculptors active in the 1930s and early 1940s, who painted the land and people of the Southwest.