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Delray Beach Public Library Features Solo Exhibit of John Bowen’s Artistry

The Delray Beach Public Library will feature 25 watercolors and 8 drawings by John Bowen.  John is an award winning watercolorist, author and illustrator, who was recently one of the artists featured in the “Star Spangled Heroes” Exhibit.  John’s award winning book “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” tells about his tour in Vietnam as an Air Force Illustrator.  The Rickie Report shares details and some images, but knows from personal experience, that seeing these in person is the best way to appreciate John’s artistry.  The exhibit runs from May 3rd through June 26th.



SOLO Art Show

Delray Beach Public Library

May 3rd to June 26th, 2015

Hours: Mon. to Wed. – 9 am to 8 pm, Thurs. to Sat. – 9 am to 5 pm, Sun. – 1 pm to 5 pm.

100 W. Atlantic Avenue    Delray Beach, FL



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John Bowen, an award winning watercolorist based in Florida will have a SOLO Art Show at the Delray Beach Public Library at 100 W. Atlantic Avenue, from May 3rd to June 26th, 2015. There will be 25 watercolor paintings, along with 8 prints of drawings from his illustrated book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”. The Silver Medal awarded book is about his tour in Vietnam, as an Air Force Illustrator, in 1968. The Exhibition will be located on the second floor of the Library. The public is welcome during regular library hours.




"Dinner For Two" by John Bowen

“Dinner For Two” by John Bowen


John Bowen’s book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” shares his experiences, some poignant as well as personal views and his illustrations during his deployment to Vietnam. Since leaving the service, John has worked as an advertising artist for the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel. He recently retired from the Sentinel in 2009. John has been traveling around Florida, presenting watercolor demonstrations to organizations and groups.



"Eleven Months and Nineteen Days" by John Bowen

“Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” by John Bowen


John commanded the Base Graphics Shop on a Sac Base in Texas. Two years later, he received his orders to run a Headquarters Graphics Shop for the 834th Air Division, at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam.


"Keys Nightlights" by John Bowen

“Keys Nightlights” by John Bowen


In addition to writing his book, John continues to create magical watercolors, capturing landscapes, seascapes, street scenes and every day life. His watercolors are best sellers at Vizcaya, in Miami. He is their premier artist, whose works show various scenes inside and outside this national treasure.


"Vizcaya Courtyard" by John Bowen

“Vizcaya Courtyard” by John Bowen



Many of John’s drawings are displayed at the U.S.A.F. Academy in Colorado. John is a Signature Member of the Goldcoast Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. His works have been showcased in national publications and displayed in public venues, museums and galleries.




"Antique Car" by John Bowen

“Antique Car” by John Bowen



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