(1915 - 1976)
Michael G., Jr. Owen was active/lived in Texas, District Of Columbia. Michael Owen is known for animal sculpture, painting, crafts, illustration.
Biography Michael Owen
An animal and figure sculptor, painter, craftsperson and illustrator, Michael Owen is best known for his 1943 portrait sculpture figure of Lead Belly, Huddie William Ledbetter, an iconic folk art musician. Of Owen's sculpture, Jazz Musician Wendell Sneed said it was his favorite work of art in the Dallas Art Museum: "I think about Mr. Owen creating this work and wonder what it was
like to talk to Leadbelly himself as he worked on it. Leadbelly's music
became a very important influence on many musicians from many different
genres—from blues, to folk and even rock. I wonder sometimes why Mr.
Owen chose to portray Leadbelly in this light—solitary and without his
guitar in sight." (Dallas Museum of
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