(1894 - 1978)
Alfred Owles was active/lived in California. Alfred Owles is known for magazine illustration-war images and aviation, watercolor painting.
Biography Alfred Owles
The following, submitted June 2002, is from Robert Dean Wood:
Alfred Owles, born in the United Kingdom, was a noted painter of aircraft. He flew as an aerial photographer with the British Royal Air Force during World War I. It was here that he saw first-hand the airplanes of that era in actual combat, which he so vividly expressed in his paintings.
He shared a studio in San Francisco with noted illustrator, Wes Carscaden. Owles was an instructor at Jean Turners Art Center in San Francisco. During the late 1950's, he did a series of aircraft paintings for the Standard Oil Company, which were used in their advertisements in LIFE Magazine. He gave my son a painting of a P51, and he wrote above
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