Henry Dowd – An Artist, Draughtsman and Painter
Doug Henry and John Dowd, two former National Motocross Champions who have both won multiple 125cc National Motocross championships between them, will return to Arenacross racing this weekend at the Arena At Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn.
His powerful voice earned him widespread acclaim, particularly for his portrayal of Drum Major in Wozzeck, where he was praised for sheer animal exuberance. Additionally, he sang various Wagnerian roles and Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes opera.
Early Life and Education
Dowd can trace his family roots back to Dathi mac Fiachrach’s time in Ireland. With his passion for history, he helped found O Dubhda Clan Association in 1997 and served as Chieftain until 2003. Additionally, he regularly attends their annual rally as well as traveling throughout Ireland visiting graveyards and ruins.
Rowdy Dowd was known for his direct style of challenging managements and earned him the moniker “Rowdy Dowd”. He served on the Winnetka Public Library’s founding board, encouraging ownership of both water and light plants by the village as well as keeping tradition alive through activities such as 4th of July parades and foot races. He leaves his wife, daughter, son-in-law; two grandsons named Blaine and Drew Thibodeau both from Peabody as well as many nieces and nephews behind.
Dowd has distinguished himself as an artist through draughtsmanship, engraving, and painting. His works have been sold at auction several times – his highest sale was Children by the Sea sold for 2,281 USD in 2005. Additionally, he has illustrated several books and created posters designed by himself.
He received the Queen’s Varsity Club Student-Athlete Leadership Award in 2022-23 for his dedication in keeping cycling as part of Ontario University life.
Achievement and Honors
Dowd was an active member of Battle Creek Town Meeting for many years and also held positions as public works commissioner and selectman. Additionally, he has written numerous papers for nuclear industry conferences across the country as well as owning Dowd and Company bookkeeping & accounting firm in Battle Creek as well as opening Owls Nest Restaurant there.
He also performs extensive charitable work through his foundation, the Henry Dowd Scholarship Fund. This fund offers scholarships for engineering studies at four-year US colleges.
At Carnegie Mellon, he serves as an emeritus life trustee and member of the College of Engineering Dean’s Advocacy Council. Along with his wife, they have made many generous donations to the university including building the Dowd Conference Room within Cohon University Center.
Henry Dowd was an artist and draughtsman specializing in etcher, etching and painting. His works were frequently published in Punch from 1906 until 1956 when he died at age 72. Some of his pieces have since been auctioned off – Children by the Sea was bought at Bonhams Knightsbridge for 2,281 USD in 2005! Additionally, Henry Dowd was passionate about keeping cycling alive after its revival after COVID-19 crisis had passed – this led him to stay involved with Queen’s cycling community until his passing at age 72 in 1956.
He has amassed considerable wealth through various ventures. His hard work ethic and investment expertise were keys to his financial success; currently his net worth stands at $15 Million.
Neben his political career, he has also made waves in Hollywood as an actor. He has appeared in various movies and television series; two notable roles being Miles Daly from Get Shorty and Roy Trenneman from Channel 4 comedy series The IT Crowd.
He has been married twice and is the father of two children. Currently living alone on a ranch in Texas, there have been reports that Arnold may be dating Maria Shriver (ex-wife of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger). They have been seen together at leisure walks and events.