GOWAN, Albert J. Designer, writer and Professor of graphic design, Albert J. Gowan passed away peacefully from complications of congestive heart failure on November 2, 2017 at 83. "Uncle Al" to generations of students at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Gowan was an inspirational educator, trusted advisor and mentor, and a skilled strategist.
Al leaves his wife of 25 years, Susan Hunziker. He is also survived by his brother James Gowan of Hillsboro, Missouri; his daughters Karen Smith and Amy Schaller, and son Blake Gowan, of Lafayette, Indiana, and son Jeff Gowan of Pelham, New Hampshire; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.