Born in Washington DC into a family of celebrated lawyers, Lowenfeld is widely known as a defender of the copyright of Russian cartoons: as a specialist in the protection of intellectual property, he has repeatedly represented the interests of Russian film studios in court, including Soyuzmultfilm, Mosfilm and Lenfilm.
In 2007, Lowenfeld translated a four-DVD video collection, Soviet Propaganda in Cartoons, which won the New York Times Critics' Choice Award.
In 2009 he translated and staged Pushkin's Little Tragedies at the Mikhail Baryshnikov Center for the Arts in New York. In addition to Pushkin, he has translated the works of Lermontov, Tyutchev, Blok, Mandelshtam, Tsvetayeva, Akhmatova, Yesenin, Mayakovsky, Rilke, Goethe, Heine, Hugo, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Lorca, Machado, Martí, Pessoa, Leopardi, Ungharetti, Dante, Catullus, Ovid, and Horace. For outstanding literary translations and dedicated efforts for the promotion and to defense of Russian culture Julian Henry Lowenfeld was awarded the honor of Russian citizenship in 2019
In 2020, by the Decree of the President of Russia, J. Lowenfeld was awarded the Pushkin Medal for his great contribution to the study and preservation of Russian cultural heritage.
The Pushkin for the Whole World Charitable Foundation was founded in 2020 with the aim of promoting and sharing with the world Russia's magnificent literary heritage.
Last year the fund's first online marathon, organized with the help of the Russian Cultural House in London gathered tens of thousands of participants and viewers around the world, from Vladivostok, Tokyo and Beijing to Hollywood, Seattle, Anchorage, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. It was participated in by remarkable poets, actors, scholars, writers, opera singers, sculptors and lovers of poetry and music around the globe; representatives of all the prominent Pushkin museums. Poets from Tanzania, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, UK, Canada and the USA performed at the marathon. Among the speakers were the head of the Whitman Foundation in New York, an American rock musician from Seattle, a philologist from Kiev and a singer from Donetsk, a literary scholar and researcher from Kiev, as well as ordinary people from all walks of life and countries all over the world.
The Board of Trustees of the Pushkin for the World Foundation includes prominent public figures and patrons that contribute to the main goal of the foundation - to popularize and disseminate the legacy and the work of Alexander Pushkin throughout the world.
The goals of the Foundation are also to promote Pushkin's unique Russian spiritual worldview through the global English language, thereby bringing about a general rapprochement of cultures.
A significant part of the profits received from the sales of English translations in the Western market will be directed in the form of charitable donations to the Russian project to help children with special needs and their parents.