Born in Ipswich, MA in 1857. Dow studied art in Boston and continued in Paris under Lefebvre, Doucet, Delance, and Boulanger. After 1890 he made trips to the West, including California. He taught at the Pratt Institute (1895-1904), ASL in NYC (1897-1903), and Columbia University from 1904 until his death on Dec. 13, 1922. Dow was the author of several books on the teaching of art. During the 1920’s the Arthur Dow Ass’n of Los Angeles was formed by many of his students to preserve his philosophy and teaching methods. Exh: Paris Salon, 1886, 1899 (prize); Pan-American Expo (Buffalo),1901 (medal); Armory Show (NYC), 1913; PPIE, 1915 (medal); LACMA, 1929 (retrospective).