John Dowie

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Birthday
15, 1915
Birthplace
Australia
DEATH DATE
Mar 19, 2008 (93)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1915
Birthplace
Australia
DEATH DATE
Mar 19, 2008 (93)

About

Sculptor and painter known for his Three Rivers fountain in Victoria Square, Adelaide.

Before Fame

He studied architecture and painting at the University of Adelaide and worked during World War II as an assistant to Australian war sculptor Lyndon Dadswell and was one of the Rats of Tobruk.

Trivia

He created over fifty public sculptures, including an Adelaide Airport memorial to Sir Ross Smith and busts of Mark Oliphant and Mellis Napier.

Family Life

He died of a stroke while in a nursing home in Adelaide. His niece Penny Dowie became a painter.

Associated With

He was born several years after the death of fellow sculptor Percival Ball, who also created art in Australia.