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), the Art Student’s League (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, Dow’s students formed the Arthur Dow Association of Los Angeles 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).