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Michael Owen

 (1915 - 1976)
Michael G., Jr. Owen was active/lived in Texas, District Of Columbia.  Michael Owen is known for animal sculpture, painting, crafts, illustration.

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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   ...  Displaying 750 of 2225 characters.

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