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Donna Howell-Sickles

 (born 1949)
Donna Howell-Sickles is active/lives in Texas.  Donna HowellSickles is known for action cowgirl figure paintings, sculpture.

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Donna Howell-Sickles


Donna Howell-Sickles' subject of empowered cowgirl figures dates back to 1972 when she stumbled across a 1950s hand-tinted postcard.  It featured a waving cowgirl and under it was the inscription: "Greetings for a Real Cowgirl of the Southwest."  The notion of a woman sitting atop her horse in period costume appealed to the artist. "But back then I didn't think they were real cowgirls," say Howell-Sickles. "At least none who might look like the one on my postcard.  The real/unreal aspect is what I liked. When I started I never gave the women faces. They had mouth, bright red mouths that were a touch off to the side. It was if you had caught a glimpse of something frozen in time. My intent was to create a generalized  ...  Displaying 750 of 8646 characters.



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About  Donna Howell-Sickles

Born:  1949 - Gainesville, Texas
Known for:  action cowgirl figure paintings, sculpture