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Bill Owen

Birth place or City of origin: Gila Bend
State of origin: AZ
Last known City: Kirkland
Last known State: AZ
Start/Birth date: 1942
Death/End date: 2013

Bill Owen was born in 1942 in Gila Bend, AZ. His mother was an artist and his father a cowboy throughout the early 1900s. These influences shaped his desire to be an artist and cultivated his interest in the cowboy lifestyle. Having inherited God-given talent, it was only natural he would strive to become an artist who chronicles the lives and works of the contemporary cowboy.

Inducted into the CAA in 1973, Bill has earned numerous medals and awards at the annual show including the CAA Award for the best overall exhibition - four times.

In 1989, while practicing for a rodeo, Bill survived a freak accident which resulted in the loss of sight in his right eye, affecting his depth perception and focing him to give up sculpting. He never allowed himself to consider this loss a handicap but greatly missed the medium for thirteen years, successfully resuming sculpting in 2002.

Bio from Cowboy Artists of America Collector’s Handbook

 

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