D.B. Dowd Professor of Art, Washington University in St. Louis
M.F.A. Printmaking , 1989
Writer, illustrator, director, satirist, and teacher, Dowd has gravitated to online animation as an opportunity to integrate design, drama, and sound. In addition to producing the original 108-week "Sam the Dog" saga in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1997 to 1999, Dowd provides periodic illustration work for the New Yorker magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Dowd also produces limited editions of handmade books featuring his own stories and prints. These works are held in museum collections around the U.S.
Dowd has work in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Fogg Musuem of Art at Harvard, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others. His work was recently highlighted in the "Creative Showcase" feature of the international design magazine Graphis (March/April 2000 issue).
Dowd is also a tenured member of the faculty of the School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis. He received a bachelor of arts in history from Kenyon College in 1983 and master of fine arts in printmaking at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1989. In 1991, D.B. was a Rotary International Postgraduate Scholar of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.