Exhibitions during the artist's lifetime


  • Weil am Rhein, Haus der Volksbildung (November)


  • Solingen, Deutsches Klingenmuseum (February), oeuvre exhibition
  • The Dutch art historian - Mr Pieter Scheen - includes Erwin Bowien in his lexicon nederlandse beeldende Kunstenaars 1750-1950 - supplement 1970


  • Freiburg im Breisgau, Rathaus (April 12-30), oeuvre exhibition on the 70th birthday of Bowiens, organized by the Union of Visual Artists, opening speech by Dr. E. M. Fallet


  • Freiburg im Breisgau, town hall (April-May)
  • Säckingen, Trumpeter Castle (01.-22.12.) Organized by the Kunstverein Hochrein


  • Weil am Rhein, Haus der Volksbildung (23.09.-01.10.09), several purchases by the Museum am Burghof in Lörrach and by the city of Weil am Rhein


  • Au, St. Gallen, „Zollstraße“ (24.04.-02.05.)


  • Paris, Raymond Duncan Gallery (October 2-16), opening speech by Dr. E. M. Fallet, great response in the French press


  • Bern, Gallery Schneider, opening speech by Dr. E. M. Fallet, Bern


Erwin Bowien, 60 years old
Erwin Bowien, 60 years old
  • Solingen, Deutsches Klingenmuseum, retrospective on the occasion of the 60th birthday of the artist. Opening speech by Dr. E. M. Fallet, Bern, made several purchases for the Solingen Municipal Art Collection


  • Solingen, Neue Rheinzeitung
  • Hann.-Münden, castle, on the occasion of the reopening of the local museum, purchase of the city
  • Copenhagen, second exhibition in the German Club, opened by the German cultural attaché Dr. Obermayer


  • Husum, Nordfriesisches Museum, Nissenhaus, purchases by the museum
  • Copenhagen, German Club, opening by the cultural attaché of the German Embassy, Dr. Obermayer


  • Solingen, bookstore Bäcker


  • Exhibition in de Galerie Schneider in Aarbergergasse in Bern


Inner Enge House in Bern, 1954
Inner Enge House in Bern, 1954
  • Bern, "House of Inner Enge" from 02.-31. May, opening speech Dr. E. M. Fallet
  • Kleve, municipal girls' high school


  • Husum, North Frisian Museum, Nissenhaus
  • Kleve, Hotel Braam

1947 to 1959

  • Solingen, participation in the "Bergische Kunstausstellung"


  • Purchase for 500 DM - a very high sum at the time - by the state government in Düsseldorf of a painting for the art collection of North Rhine-Westphalia.


  • Solingen, exhibition by the cultural office of the city of Solingen, June 21 to July 6, 1947


  • From November 14th to December 4th, 1942, Bowien exhibited in the “Kunstzaal Plaats” in The Hague. Title of the exhibition "Works by E. J. Bowien"
Invitation card for the Bowien exhibition in 1942 in The Hague
Invitation card for the Bowien exhibition in 1942 in The Hague

1933 to 1941

  • Netherlands, exhibitions in Hoorn, Bergen-Binnen, Gorinchem, Alkmaar, Schoorl, The Hague
  • Purchases by the West Frisian Museum in Hoorn, the city administration of Hoorn, the municipality of Egmond and Dr. Lindemann, who donated portraits and landscapes to the copperplate cabinet of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (graphite drawings and pastels)


  • “Egmondse Kinderportretten” - In 1937 the municipality of Egmond commissioned the artist Erwin Bowien to portray all the children who were born in the municipality of Egmond in the same year as the future Queen Beatrix. In 1937 and 1938 around 20 graphite drawings were made which are still in the possession of the Dutch royal family and which are known under the name "Egmondse Kinderportretten". The collection has already been exhibited in Solingen and Egmond a.d.Hoef.


  • Remscheid, Stadttheater

1927 and 1929

  • Solingen, exhibitions in the Casino Society hall in 1927 and 1929


  • Charleville-Meziere (France), participation in an exhibition of the Army Group Crown Prince


  • Neuchâtel (Switzerland), from January 2nd to January 15th, 1917 exhibition in the gallery d´Art "A la Rose d´Or"; Around the same time exhibitions in Zurich and Basel, location and date unknown

Dr. Haroun Ayech