Tom FOWLER 2003 Signed Velin Edition
size 65cm x 950cm/27.0”x38.5”
Born in 1943 in Stamford, Tom Fowler was the CEO and Creative Director of Tom Fowler, Inc. in Norwalk, CT; the President of Psymark Communications in Old Saybrook, CT and the owner of the Inua Gallery in Stamford, CT. His graphic design firm, Tom Fowler, Inc. was started as a one-man studio in 1975 and has grown into an internationally recognized design firm. His design and illustration work has appeared in nearly every graphic design publication, including Graphis, Print, How, Graphic Design USA, and U&LC. Notable amongst his vast output are a series of award winning posters for the Connecticut Opera. His work is also part of the permanent graphics collections of the Library of Congress and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Hamburg, Germany An avid outdoorsman, Fowler travelled extensively in Alaska, the Adirondacks, and the Canadian Maritime Provinces, as well as France and throughout the Caribbean. His lifelong passion for collecting things manifested itself in the formation of the Inua Gallery of Northern Indigenous Art and Antiquities, the germ of which started 35 years ago with the acquisition of his first piece of inuit art – a soap stone carving of a reclining walrus. He had been taught in the design business that simple designs are often the best – useless that it does not which is what the Inuit knew instinctively and demonstrated in their lives and in their art that Tom came to love so much. Tom Fowler died in February 2006.