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Edward P. Cowley (1925 - 2014)

Lot 7: EDWARD COWLEY OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING KELLY'S BARNS

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April 4, 2016
Tarpon Springs, FL, US

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Edward Cowley (d. 2012, America), oil on canvas painting titled, Kelly's Barns, depicting a row of farm buildings, signed and dedicated verso, "TO KAY AND GEORGE ALL OUR BEST WISHES ED AND BETTE COWLEY 1964." Canvas: 24"h x 48"w, Framed: 26"h x 50"w.

PROVENANCE: Our consignor worked for the Albany State College in the 1960s and was an assistant to the Art Department and to Edward Cowley personally. This painting was given to our consignor in 1964 on the occasion of the client's marriage.

BIOGRAPHY: Edward "Ed" Cowley was a multi-disciplined artist who worked in two and three dimensions with paint, stained glass and metal. His images frequently depict rural towns-capes and are realized with a balance of abstraction, action painting and realism.

He was educated at Albright Art School, Buffalo State College and earned his Master's of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University.

In 1951 he joined the art faculty at the University of Albany, SUNY and served as head of the Art Department from 1955 to 1975. He was instrumental in developing the Draper Gallery at the University of Albany which was the University's first "official" art museum. Cowley also exhibited his own works at the college.

His work is found in the permanent collections of several prominent New York museums including the Schenectady Museum, the Smith College Museum of Art, the Berkshire Museum, and the Albany Institute of History & Art. He was veteran of WWII and fought bravely at the Battle of the Bulge with the 94th Infantry Division, serving under General George Patton. He received the Bronze Star, the Combat of Infantry Badge and earned a Purple Heart but declined it.

We are thankful to the following references in compiling this brief biography. 1. Janario, Michael. On Exhibit: Ed Cowley at Albany Center Gallery Albany Center Gallery Surveys Wealth of Work by Ed Cowley, August 22, 2012. http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/On-exhibit-Ed-Cowley-at-Albany-Center-Gallery-3807263.php. 2. Hale-Spencer, Melissa. Cowley, Artist Who Shaped Altamont Mourned. October 16, 2014. http://altamontenterprise.com/news/guilderland/10162014/cowley-artist-who-shaped-altamont-mourned. 3. Albany University Archives, University Art Museum Records, 1967 - 1993: http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/findaids/ua601.5.htm. 4. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1917&dat=19710722&id=r3khAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4okFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3638,5425648&hl=en

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In good original condition, free of rips, tears and restoration.

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