Elden Heart Rowland (May 31, 1915 – February 22, 1982) was an artist in Sarasota, Florida. His wife, Katherine Rowland, wrote A Painter and His Wife: A Memoir: Elden Rowland, Painter, Katherine Rowland, Wife about their moving picture in the arts in Sarasota, Cape Cod and Montana. It is illustrated taking into account 50 pictures. They moved from Ohio to Florida.
Rowland was born May 31, 1915, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He married Katherine Lucile Lollar in Lebanon, Ohio, on May 13, 1939, and they moved to Florida to pursue his career as an artist. Rowland was instrumental in promoting the local arts scene including Art Center Sarasota (then the Sarasota Arts Center). In 1948 they made their house in Siesta Key. Rowland taught and painted. He is most known for his abstract expressionist take steps from the 1960s. He died on February 22, 1982, in Sarasota.