Bryant Gowens Folk Art Handguns Signed, Sanford, FL, Pearl Harbor WWII
Bryant Gowens iconic folk art handguns painted on a repurposed metal shield. Mr. Gowens lived in Sanford Florida and was robbed of all of his guns. He was deeply affected by the theft and obsessively painted guns with the date he was robbed hoping that the guns would be returned. Most of his work in on repurposed plywood this piece is on metal. This is an exceptional example of his work. This piece also references Pearl Harbor D-Day Dec 7, 1947 “REMBEMBER I DO”
Mr. Gowen’s work was included in Gary Monroe’s Extraordinary Interpretations Florida’s Self Taught Artists (University Press Florida). There is a short background story on the Orlando Weekly site titled Extra-Floridinary published September 11, 2003.
Dimensions: 10.5” x 19.5”
Date: Late 20th Century
Origin: Purchased from Artist in Sanford Florida
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Provenance: Bryant Gowens
Maker: Bryant Gowens
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