Charles Owens was particularly notedfor his illustrations in the newspapers of the day and these could certainly be for some story in the Examiner. These are beautifully observed and deeply humorous sketches of the American everyman. A gift to the artist Sam Hyde Harris. From his personal collection.
19 1/2″ x 17 1/2″. Paper sketches glued on paper
Price on request.
Painter, illustrator Charles Owens was born in San Francisco, CA on Feb. 16, 1881. He was drawing at an early age and began his art career as an office boy in his native city for the Examiner. At that newspaper were illustrators Harrison Fisher, Homer Davenport, and Jimmy Swinnerton who taught him the rudiments of illustration. He spent one year at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute. After the 1906 earthquake, he settled in Los Angeles as an employee of the Times. Maintaining a studio on Mt Washington, he painted desert scenes in his leisure. The book Nuestro Pueblo, Los Angeles City of Romance is amply illustrated with his sketches. Owens died in Los Angeles on March 3, 1958.