Lowell Owsley

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Lowell Owsley
Impressionistic Artist
Many of the frames are handmade by Lowell that we have on this site.

Lowell grew-up in many small Kansas towns, graduating from
Southwest High School in Kansas City, Missouri. He studied art
at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. In 1951 he married
Betty Jane Brink of Kansas City. He was drafted in 1951 and
served two years in Korea as a combat engineer. In 1953 he
and his wife migrated to Washington, DC, where he continued
his art education at the National Art Academy and American
University, where he was Artist of the Year in 1955. He was a
Capital Hill policeman for two years while attending art school.
With the completion of his schooling under the GI bill, he
worked as an illustrator and exhibit specialist in the
Department of Agriculture and later accepted a position with
the US Army Exhibit Unit at Cameron Station, Alexandria, VA,
serving as the Director of Production.

Throughout his working career he continued to paint in oil and
acrylic. He exhibited widely in the Richmond and Washington,
DC area including the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, the
Smithsonian, and the Richmond Museum of Fine Arts. In 1962
Lowell and his family, Betty and two children, Autumn and
Terry, relocated from Fairfax, VA to a farm in Culpeper County,
VA. In addition, Lowell has been an avid runner for the last 35

He passed away peacefully in April, 2020 at the age of 90 in the
home he designed and built with his own hands.