Sunday, September 7, 2014

Michael Sowa

His Master's Voice
oil on canvas
other detail unknown
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Michael Sowa (1945-) was born in Berlin and is one of the most well-known painters and illustrators in Germany. He studied at the Berlin State School of Fine Arts for seven years and worked briefly as an art teacher before focusing entirely on his career as a painter and illustrator. He is known mainly for his paintings, which are variously whimsical, surreal, or stunning. His paintings often feature animals and are titled in English and German. He received numerous awards, including the Olaf Gulbransson Prize in 1995 and the Berlin Book Prize in the category of children’s literature in 2004. He lives in Berlin.