Gary Bowling Biography


Gary Bowling is one of the most accomplished landscape painters in America today. He is a Missouri native and shows with galleries in Santa Fe, Chicago and Kansas City.

Among his scores of collectors are ATT&T, Bank of America, Deloitte and Touche, Fuji Bank, Hallmark Cards, Hewlett Packard, United Airlines, 3M, the Mayo Clinic, UMB, and private collectors worldwide.

Gary won a fellowship to the Yaddo Institute in Saratoga Springs, New York in 1981. This placed him among other Yaddo alumni such as Truman Capote, Leonard Bernstein, Jacob Lawrence and Alfred Kazin. Very few artists are accepted into Yaddo, which is renowned for recognizing young talent and helping to foster it.

Though collected internationally, Gary tends to focus on painting scenes in Missouri and Kansas, while also interpreting regions of New Mexico and France. But it is his scenes of the Midwest that have brought him the most acclaim, just as Monet’s scenes of rural France did the same for him in the 19th Century.

Gary works primarily in oils, and spends a great deal of time on each canvas. In fact some works can take several months to complete. He is considered a master of his medium, and after several decades of hard work he has indeed entered the golden period of his career.