David Dirrane Bowes (born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1957) is an American painter, based in Turin, Italy. He was first endorsed for his paintings during the at the forefront 1980s in New York's East Village.
Born in 1957 to Katherine "Kae" (née Dirrane) and John S. Bowes. He is a brother of science fiction writer Richard Bowes. Bowes attended Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in the mid 1970s and has taught painting classes at his alma mater.
His paintings are often brightly colored, with loose painterly strokes and make citation to multiple sources such as allegories, mythology and art history. He has been described as subconscious a "brilliant painter", and having a "delicacy of touch and real fascination considering the medium of paint."
Bowes' work is exhibited in the United States and Europe. He participated in 1999 at the 48th Venice Biennale and one of his works is present in the Lucio Amelio's Terrae Motus addition at the Royal Palace of Caserta starting in 1994. His measure is held in various public museum collection, including the Walker Art Center, Portland Art Museum, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, among others.