Elden Heart Rowland 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 life in the arts in Sarasota, Cape Cod and Montana. It is illustrated with 50 pictures. They moved from Ohio to Florida.
Rowland was born 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. In 1948 they made their home in Siesta Key. Rowland taught and painted. He is most known for his abstract expressionist work from the 1960s. He died in Sarasota.