Mothered Up & On the Move

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Mothered Up & On the Move
Mothered Up & On the Move
Artist: Owen, BillDate of Birth: 1942-2013
Medium: Graphite
Dimensions: 20 x 30 inches
Signed: Signed lower right/CA and dated 1987

In Cowboy Artists of America, author Michael Duty writes that Bill Owen referred to cowboys as “watchers” because “they always have to be aware of what’s going on around them.” (p. 94). Owen was a working ranch hand from the time he could ride a horse, but his desire to see the lives of cowboys—as they are—represented in art, caused him to transpose his skill at “watching” from the range to the studio. Owen once said, “My objective is to chronicle the modern, working cowboy as he lives and works today... Not only is my public acceptance, and my fellow artists’ acceptance a tremendous compliment, but when my working cowboy friends drop by and say ‘Bill, that’s the way it really is, then I know that what I’m putting on canvas is truly worth the effort.” (Howard, Ten Years with the Cowboy Artists of America, p. 187.)