Bronzesmith Fine Art Gallery and Foundry

Owen, Bill (CA)

Bill Owen was born in 1942 in Gila Bend, Arizona his father had been a cowboy throughout the early 1900s and his mother was an artist. These early influences shaped his desire to be an artist, and cultivated his interest in the cowboy lifestyle.

Inducted into the Cowboy Artists of America in 1973, Bill has received many medals and awards at their annual shows. He has exhibited at Whitney Museum in Cody, Wyoming; the Grand Palais in Paris, France, and at the Western Art Show in Beijing, China. In 1993 Bill was awarded the Frederic Remington Award for Artistic Merit by the Cowboy Hall of Fame. In 2003 Bill received the Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award at the Prix de West Invitational Show.

Bill has served as President of the Cowboy Artists of America.

Bill sadly passed in June of 2013. He is surely missed and his artwork is a treasure. We are honored to have cast Bill’s bronzes.

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