Ronald McDowell - Artist
Ronald McDowell is an amazing artist in Tuskegee, Alabama. His work is found throughout the U.S. and the world, including the cover to Michael Jackson's record breaking "Thriller" album cover. See more of McDowell's work and learn about him and his unbelievable talents below.
McDowell has been featured in many national news magazines, newspapers and has made numerous public appearances during the course of his career. He currently serves as the Artist for the Jazz Hall of Fame, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, the Multicultural Center, the Birmingham Black Barons Negro League Baseball Hall of Fame and is Artist-in-Residence for the city of Tuskegee.
Ronald Scott McDowell - Artist
Ronald McDowell has been hailed as one of today's most versatile artists. His creativity is demonstrated in his use of a variety of mediums, including oils, acrylics, charcoals and pastels. He has been credited for having a natural perception of design, which enables him to go from the visual concept to the final, three-dimensional product.
The park, on the site of the former Brock's Drugs building, was dedicated on October 16, 1999. The park uses Kendricks' family name sans the "s", which was added early in his career. It features a bronze sculpture of Kendricks by local artist Ron McDowell, as well as sculptures of the other Temptations, set into a granite wall.
McDowell recently completed a painting of baseball legend Sam Hairston (1920-1997) and will present it to Hairstons family and descendants.
Ronald McDowell - Sculptor
Ronald Scott McDowell is a sculptor and painter who has earned several commendations and awards. He is known for his life-like pictorials intended to master the range of human emotion and capture the essence of the human spirit.
The mural titled A New Day in Old Birmingham by Ronald Scott McDowell celebrates Birmingham as a melting pot of ideas and cultures. It is located on the first floor of the Central Library.