Walter J. Dowman (15th Jan 1889 - 15 Feb 1951)

Walter J. Dowman was a cartoonist and painter in the early twentieth century and also contributed to The Bulletin, Young Australia, the Daily Telegraph, the Australian Woman's Mirror, Smith's Weekly, and the Labor Daily. Dowman also illustrated book covers including pulp novels and exhibited paintings in Sydney during the 1920's - 1940's. During the depression of the early 1930s Walter set up his own commercial art business in a large studio in Hamilton Street and later in nearby Bond Street Hurstville. He maintained his own commercial rooms until his death.

Walter J. Dowman Conducting Art Tution in his Studio

Samples of Walter J. Dowman cartoons below from the Molong Express and Western District Advertiser.

Walter J. Dowman illustrated book, Australian animals : descriptions and verse by J. MacCallum.