David Row: Ahab’s Dream

David Row

2001 M Street

Washington DC, DC 20036

Ahab’s Dream, from a series of David Row’s work inspired by Melville and Moby Dick, is installed in the Main Lobby of Brookfield’s newest development at 2001 M Street, NW, in Washington DC. This large 4-paneled oil and alkyd on canvas measures 147” x 199.5” and is the center-piece of the airy new Travertine marble lobby and entrance to their latest completion, unveiled on April 26, 2016.


David Row, born in Portland, Maine in 1949, lives and works in New York City. He has received a National Endowment Grant and National Academy Museum Prize. Row has shown extensively throughout the US and internationally and is included in museum collections and exhibitions including Amherst’s Mead Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, MoCA San Diego, MFA Houston, The MAC in Dallas, Portland Museum of Art, and Wichita’s Ulrich Museum, as well as in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Finland and Japan. His mural, Roundtrip, is in the Washington National Airport. Publications include John Zinsser’s Continuous Model: Paintings of David Row, Mark Rosenthal’s Critiques of Pure Abstraction, Barry Schwabsky’s The Widening Circle, and Joseph Maschek’s Modernities: Art Matters in the Present. He is currently represented by Loretta Howard Gallery in New York and McClain Gallery in Houston.