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It is with great pleasure that we offer William Tolliver discounts of up to 30% for a limited time only in recognition of our initial launch phase. The great majority of this limited availability offering is for original works (one of a kind) as well as a few multiple limited edition works.

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Carl Owens - Biography

Carl Owens professional experience in the field of Art began as an illustrator in the U.S. Army. Following this, he taught art in the Detroit Public Schools and later served as staff artist for the school system. He became a self employed artist in 1968. He was a proud member of the National Conference of Artist (NCA), an organization if African-American artists established in Atlanta in 1959.

In addition to numerous private collections, Carl Owens fine art has  been on exhibit at: The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,  The Minneapolis Institute  of Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago, The M.H. DeYoung Museum, The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., The North American Black Historical Museum. Carl Owens has exhibited in numerous galleries both nationally and internationally and his art  is in the collections of the governments of Zimbabwe, Egypt, Grenada and Zambia.

Carl Owens traveled abroad with other African-American artist to meet their counterparts in Latin America and Africa. His travels took him to The Second World Festival of Black and African Art and Culture, Lagos, Nigeria, The First New World Culture Festival of African Diaspora, Bahia and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, The Second New World Culture Festival of African Diaspora, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Drawing and Painting trips have been taken to Egypt, West Africa, Greece, Turkey, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

In the Early 90's Carl Owens relocated to Atlanta, GA. Eventually, he held regular "life drawing" classes during the evening in his studio with other African-American artists. The informal class grew to become and important monthly experience that now continues at Spelman College.

Carl Owens died December 11, 2002. He is survived by his two sons Duane and Brian Owens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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