Michael Sowa (1945-)
A painter and illustrator, he creates whimsical, surreal works, often featuring animals such as sheep, pigs, rabbits, and others in unexpected surroundings, thus creating stunning effects.
Born in Berlin in 1945, Sowa studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin, received a teaching degree in art in 1975 and after a brief time as an art teacher, has been working as a painter and illustrator ever since. His works are titled in English and in German.
In 1996, a book of 50 of his paintings titled Sowa's Ark: An Enchanted Bestiary was published and reprinted in 2006 by Image Connection, PA, USA. His best known book is Esterhazy, The Rabbit Prince also published by
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