The work of Emmet Gowin is profoundly linked to his upbringing and life story. Gowin was born seventy-one years ago in Danville, Virginia, to a religious family that adhered to two different theological viewpoints. Rather than the demanding, authoritarian vision of his father, a Methodist preacher, Emmet identified from a young age with the Quaker concept of the divine that he encountered in his mother’s loving, gentle and compassionate nature.
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