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Signed William Bowie - jere era Windjammer sculpture
Listed mid-century metal artist William Bowie (1926-1994)
is considered one of the best 20th century metal sculptors.
This high quality signed Windjammer sculpture by William Bowie sports his signature
Gold-leafed steel with silver accents and sits on the original walnut base. Excellent Condition.
BONUS! We also have the original ad from 1970 that William Bowie used to promote it - see photo.
We will send a nice copy of the ad along with an article on Bowie from that time. See photo for picture of the ad.
Sculpture is 19" X 14" . Gold-leafed steel with silver accents on a walnut base.
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Bowie vintage metal sculpture
Bowie opened the Sculpture Studio in New York in 1972. It was from there he created works for the best design shops of the day as well as several large business commissions including an 88 foot impression of the New York City skyline for New York Bank For Savings. His sculptures are in many private collections and Museums throughout the U.S. and the World. Acclaimed New York City mid-century designer Patrik Lonn has utilized William Bowie (seehttp://www.frette.com/en/interiordesign/designerofthemonth.aspx?folderid=9970eb80-f431-4955-ae69-8a06aaa2bbb9 ) Some of William Bowie’s awards include: Purchase Prize - 1965 Sculpture Exhibit of the Butler Institute of American Art Purdue University’s "Symposium '66" Good Design Award Award of Outstanding Merit in Craftsmanship from Artist-Craftsman of New York From a 1963 newspaper article on Bowie: William Bowie was born in Youngstown, Ohio, February 15, 1926. He attended Bethany College and Youngstown University. He has spent the last five years in New York, designing and developing Metal Sculpture. His work is available through his own galleries located''at 202 East 77th Street and 342 East 56th Street in New York and are open to the public six days a week. Mr. Bowie has achieved great success and recognition from his work with commissions from the Playboy Club, New Orleans, La., Temple Beth 'El, St. Petersburg, Fla., Hotel San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Center Club in Baltimore. Wow - and read this from another article from 1967: Anyone who feels that the American people have become too conformist should quickly go to the 21st annual Ohio Ceramic and Sculpture Show at the Butler Institute of American Art The metal sculptures are of special interest to men and boys, they are so ingenious... Convolution - a charming composition by William Bowie whose beautiful "Flock" was mentioned in a previous review. Artfully curved strips of metal are joined with an airy lightness to produce an aspiring work of infinite grace.
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