Erwin Bowien was a painter, but also a writer. With his writings and diary entries, he left behind an extensive written oeuvre, which, unfortunately, still largely awaits evaluation and discovery. Except for his war diary "Les Heures perdues du Matin," published by French publisher L´Harmattan, and his autobiography, edited by his master student Bettina Heinen-Ayech with the support of Freundeskreis Erwin Bowien e.V., to date only a few essays and short stories have been published in the association's newsletter. His biography and his painterly work, meanwhile, have received recognition in several publications.
Dr. Haroun Ayech