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Mel Fowler Paintings

 
 
Left: Still Life, Cello, oil on canvas, 41 x 22 in., Clark Auction Gallery (2010)
Right: Bull with red horn, oil on canvas, 34 x 21 in., Rose Hill Auction Gallery (sold 2009)
Mediterranean II (Arches), oil on canvas, Clark Auction Gallery (2010)
 
Walter Melville "Mel" Fowler (1921-1987) was an Italian-American artist born in San Antonio, Texas in 1921. Though he was most known as a sculptor, he was also an accomplished painter, printmaker and illustrator. Fowler was a highly decorated pilot in the U.S. Air Force, serving for 30 years and fighting in three wars. He studied at The California Art Institute and continued his education abroad in both Mexico and Europe.  In 1973 he opened studios in Liberty Hill, Texas (see photo below) and Pomezzana, Italy. His work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions across the country. One of his major contributions to the Texas art community was "The International Sculpture Park" located in Liberty Hill. The pieces displayed in the park were donated by the 25 artists who took part in the 1976 "International Sculpture Symposium" that Fowler organized. After Fowler's death in 1987 his ashes were scattered over his sculpture park from a vintage biplane, a fitting tribute to the pilot and artist's life.
The Red Painting, oil on canvas, 39 x 29 in., Ebay ($3,000 at time of post) 
 
untitled abstract, oil on canvas, 21 x 34 in., Rose Hill Auction Gallery (sold 2009)

 

untitled abstract, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in., Rose Hill Auction Gallery (2009)
 
Seven Ages, 1960's, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in., Clark Auction Gallery (sold $763 in 2010)

 

Fractured Sun, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in., Rose Hill Auction Gallery (sold 2009)
 
Coutriveuces #145,oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in., Rose Hill Auction Gallery (sold 2008)
 
 
 untitled abstract, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in., Ebay (sold $635 in 2010)
 
 
The Birds Merchant, oil on canvas, 34 x 21 in., Ebay (sold $550 in 2011) 
 
still life, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in., Ebay (sold $643 in 2010)
 
Still Life with Blue Table, oil on canvas, 21 x 34 in., Rose Hill Auction Gallery (sold 2008)
 
Still Life, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in., Ebay (2010) 
 
Table Still Life, oil on canvas, 30.25 x 24 in., Michaan's Auctions (sold 2010) 
 
Still life with fish, 1960's, oil on canvas, 22 x 35 in., Ebay (sold)
 
 
The Stubblefield Building in Liberty Hill, Texas, purchased by Mel Fowler in 1973. Fowler lived upstairs and used the ground floor as an art studio and gallery. Photo credit: Keith Peterson, 2009.
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  1. The paintings that you credit to Walter Melville "Mel" Fowler of Liberty Hill, Texas/Italy are absolutely NOT his.  I am absolutely certain of this.
     
    His son,
     
    Mike Fowler

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  2. You should be ashamed of your total lack of research and integrity. The paintings pictured above were and are not created in any form or fashion by the Mel Fowler who indeed did live in the Liberty Hill studio also pictured above. This Mel Fowler NEVER studied at the California Art Institute NOR in Mexico. The above paintings are NOT his.

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  3. TOTALLY WRONG INFORMATION: These paintings are NOT the work of the Mel Fowler who you attribute them to. His son, Mike Fowler

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