Art Brokerage: Joe Bowler American Artist: b. 1928. Joe Bowler, was born 1928 in Forest Hills, New York. Bowler began his career as a professional artist at the age of 18 and his first illustration for a national magazine was published by Cosmopolitan when he was nineteen. While working as an apprentice at the prestigious Charles E. Cooper Studios, Inc. he had the opportunity to learn the craft from some of the finest artists in the profession. His mentors at Charles E. Cooper Studios included Coby Whitmore, Bernard D'Andrea and Joe DeMers and his first story illustration was published in Cosmopolitan in 1949. The great museums of New York afforded the young artist opportunities to see original paintings by the great masters of art history. Bower was particularly drawn to those who worked in the late nineteenth century. The draftsmanship, compositions and colors of Sargent, Sorolla and Zorn became his major influences and he began to work in oil, "the painters' medium". "All my life," he said recently, "I've been trying to get it right. With each painting the journey becomes more exciting, the destination still a bit out of reach." Bowler has described himself as a "narrative painter of human form" and it is his understanding of the structure and language of the human body in concert with a natural setting that sets his work apart from other artists, especially the female nudes for which he has become so well known. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.