Kent Talmage-Bowers is a native of Denver, Colorado where he now lives and works. He studied etching and printmaking in Massachusetts before establishing his own studio in Denver. The style and subjects of his etchings are varied, ranging from the traditional to experimental. In the past few years he has concentrated upon American city landscapes and portraits of literary, artistic, historical and sports personalities. Kent works almost exclusively in the drypoint method as it gives the richest tones and a subtle impressionist texture.
Kent Talmage-Bowers continues a long teaching career in the Denver area. He taught English, social studies, humanities and alternative education at Northglenn High School for 29 years, 12 of which he was department chair. Talmage-Bowers has supervised interns in education at the University of Colorado Denver and Metropolitan State College of Denver. He was on the faculty of Front Range Community College and is in his seventh year at the Community College of Aurora in the Departments of Arts and Humanities and English as a Second Language. Talmage-Bowers writes poetry and is a practicing artist specializing in etching, with a particular interest in urban landscapes. He is a graduate of Colgate University and holds a master’s degree from Brown University.