Eve Drewelowe: Painting Her Way May 14 – August 28, 2022

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Eve Drewelowe, Rickrack Rimrock, 1943 oil on canvas, 27 ¼ x 34 ¼ inches, courtesy of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, L2022.010.
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Eve Drewelowe, The Gold Gown, 1940, oil on canvas, 46 x 33 inches, courtesy of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, L2022.015.
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Eve Drewelowe, In Short Sprite, 1940, oil on canvas, 34 x 40 inches, courtesy of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, L2022.002.
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Eve Drewelowe, Swamp and Summit, oil on canvas, 29 ½ x 35 inches, courtesy of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, L2022.021.

Eve Drewelowe: Painting Her Way

May 14, 2022-August 28, 2022

Eve Drewelowe (1899-1988) was born in New Hampton, Iowa, and became the first person to receive a master of arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1924.  She spent most of her adult life in Boulder, Colorado, where she was a passionate and prolific painter.  While her subject matter ranged from dynamic mountain landscapes in the 1930s and 1940s to lively abstracts on distinctive round canvases from 1950s through the 1980s, Drewelowe’s vibrant palette and bold use of line created a distinctive style that still resonates today.  This exhibition celebrates the dramatic Western landscape paintings Drewelowe created primarily in the first half of her career and to which she returned again toward the end of her life. 

This exhibition and accompanying educational programming have been made possible in part by Collins Aerospace.
Additional annual support has been provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Program Support Grant Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, members of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and contributors to the Museum’s Annual Fund. Annual educational programming has been supported in part by Transamerica.

These 23 works are on loan from the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History.