Ms. Rowe received an Associate of Arts degree from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute, where she was a Thomas Hart Benton Scholar. A member of the Washington Society of Portrait Artists and the American Society of Portrait Artists, she has completed numerous commissions for corporate, political, educational and religious figures as well as for families and individuals. Anne Rowe has been honored as guest artist in a number of one woman shows across the country and continues to attend national portrait seminars and workshops.

In addition to teaching figure drawing and portraiture, Anne Rowe has written and illustrated two books for children. In her community of St. Louis, Missouri, she is active in local arts organizations, volunteering her time and energy to promoting and supporting the visual arts. She works especially for art and educational programs which benefit and encourage youth.

Solo Exhibitions
Plaza Bank and Trust, Kansas City, MO
Harry Starker Private Reserve, Kansas City, MO
American Legacy Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Junior League Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Guadalupe Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Stephens College, Columbia, MO
Studio 505, Cape Girardeau, MO
Charleston Art Association (guest artist), Charleston, MO

Portrait Exhibitions – Public and Private
Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Columbia, MO; Falls Church, VA;
Chicago, IL; Memphis, TN; Overland Park, KS; Mission Hills, KS

Group Exhibitions and Juried Shows
“Contemporary Women Artists of St. Louis XII,” Faith Ringold, juror
St. Louis Artists’ Guild “Surface Impressions”
St. Louis Artists’ Guild “Face It: Portraits,” Paul Leveille, juror
Componere Gallery, St. Louis, MO, “Angels, Earth and People In-between”
Percival Gallery, Group Portraiture, Des Moines, IA
Memphis Pastel Society, Memphis, TN
Springdale Invitational, Springdale, UT
National Portrait Society, New York, NY, and Orlando, FL
Wichita Pastel Society, Wichita, KS
Degas Pastel Society, New Orleans, LA
New Artist Competition, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Drawing Group, Cape Girardeau, MO
Eva Reynolds Fine Art, Ltd., Music Theme Show, Kansas City, MO
Jayne Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Mid-Four Invitational, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Student Shows, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Awards and Grants
National Portrait Society Competition Award
Scottsdale Artists’ School Scholarship Award
New Artist Competition, Guggenheim Museum
Thomas Hart Benton Scholarship Award, Kansas City Art Institute
Society of Illustrators Competition Award
“Contemporary Women Artists of St. Louis XII,” Honorable Mention
St. Louis Artists’ Guild “Surface Impressions,”
Collection Prize

Partial List of Public Commissions
Portrait—President, Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL
Portrait—Missouri Supreme Court Justice, Jefferson City, MO
Portrait—Building Donor to Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO
Portrait—Vice Presidential Candidate Geraldine Ferraro
Portrait—Vicar, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, MO
Portrait—Past President, First Ladies’ Club, William Jewell College, Kansas City, MO
Portrait—Chairwoman Emeritus, Pella Window Corporation, Pella, IA
Commemorative Painting—“Spirit of the Elbe,” World War II Museum, Moscow, Russia
Jazz Mural—Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO
Jazz Mural—Sauer Law Office, Kansas City, MO

Related Experience
Children’s book illustration
Art instruction
Graphic design
Editorial illustration

Professional Associations
Kansas City Artists’ Coalition—board member
Washington Society of Portrait Artists—charter member
American Society of Portrait Artists—member
Studio 150 of Kansas City—founding member
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art—volunteer member
St. Louis Artists’ Guild—member