The watercolors of Donald Mallow have been described by Arts Magazine as amazing in their ability to meld precision and technical control to a sense of freedom and spontaneity of form. The control of a superb craftsman. He has painted, drawn and exhibited in and around the Blue Hill and Deer Isle, Maine area for fifty years.
Mr. Mallow studied painting with John Ferren at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School (1946-47), followed by Cooper Union (1947-50) and Yale Universitys Department of Architecture (1950-52). Intending, fully, that painting was to be the course of his life, a chance occurrence at Cooper Union set him on a tangential path--the study and practice of architecture. For fourteen years, painting and drawing was subordinate to architecture in the form of design and renderings. In the early 1960s, he began to paint for its own sake after several visits to Maine. The concerns of the architect regarding volume, massing, light and shadow as defining of form are evident in his watercolors, many of which are of a scale not generally associated with the medium of watercolor.
His architectural works have been published here and abroad and his watercolors are in private and corporate collections. In New York his paintings were represented by the David Findlay Gallery and the Coe Kerr Gallery