Charles Alfred Rowe

Newark, Delaware

1934 - 2020 (Age 86)


Newark, Delaware


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Charles Alfred RoweNewark - Charles Alfred Rowe, 86, of Newark, Delaware, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 10, 2020.Son of Alfred "Bud" Rowe and Alice "Ally" Ledbetter Rowe, he was born in Great Falls, Montana, on February 7, 1934. Charles graduated from Great Falls High...

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Charles and I were colleagues at the University of Delaware, teaching illustration, from 1990-95. We lost touch after I moved to Kuwait, then Korea, and now Singapore. I sent letters along the way, but international snail mail isn't what it once was. I only just learned of Charles' passing.

I was a freelance illustrator working in New Jersey when I got an invitation from Charles to teach some illustration classes, a role that eventually grew into assistant professor. We started as...

Hello Eugenia,
I'm very sorry to hear that Charles has left us. I have tried to find you via the Internet a few times in the past but without result and only now I came across this In Memoriam webpage in his honor.
We met in the "fabulous year" you mentioned in Spain. For me it was a fabulous year as well and meeting you and Charles was a beautiful part of it. I especially cherish the times we were invited to your wonderful place near the sea on Punta de la Mona en la...

It is with great sadness that I learned that Charles passed away in February. I met Charles as a student at UD in the early 80s, where I had him as a Professor for several classes and as a mentor for some independent projects. I learned much of what I know concerning the craft of painting from Charles. We soon became friends, sharing interests, I grew up in Alaska, which had much in common with Montana. I will always fondly recall visits to his studio in the old sculpture building and times...

Since I didn't receive the Rowe's Christmas letter, or Gene's call this year, I have been afraid to call her.
I feared this.
Between 1973 and 1978, I was Professor Rowe's student, work study and teaching assistant. Charles was my teacher, mentor, and friend who was there for me at a pivitol time. He secured a full scholarship, a studio, and teaching opportunities that made it possible for me to earn my B.F.A. in Painting.
I will never forget the hours we talked in studio or...

I am Rochelle Komisar Hughes who was one of the models for Prof. Rowe at the U. of Delaware. He did a portrait of me and it was sold and then somehow returned to Prof. Rowe and this same portrait now lives with one of his nieces. I was also a student in at least 2 of his art classes. It was a grand experience. For the family members reading this, the name of my portrait is Rochelle In A Blue Gown. May Prof. Rowe be at peace with his many talents and his great personality of which God will...

Strangely I was thinking of him only two days ago. I was thinking about my drawings of life models in his class. There is a programme on BBC TV at the moment that gives artists at home, a chance to do life model drawing from a live model. I was thinking back to my time in the Art building, working all night to get a piece done, and the massive cockroaches, that haunted the place. Charles Rowe was a true inspiration, his determination to get the best out of each student, the belief that we had...

As a former Illustration major at UD, Charles was a wonderful professor of art that taught me many skills that I am still using today. He was a person of integrity as well. He will be missed, but his legacy will live on in the people he touched as well as his wonderful works.

Charles was a wonderful high school friend whom I admired for all his artistic skills and intregity and kindness to all.

Charles passing has left me the last surviving grandchild of our founders, Charles and Annie
Rowe of Fort Benton, Montana. I have now lost my last Rowe first cousin and hoped we would get together again. I had the best time at the last family reunion visiting about our parents and he and Jeanie's wedding shower which I attended in Great Falls when I was 16. My husband and I extend our heartfelt condolences to you all and pray your sad days will be replaced with smiles and laughter the...