Robert L. Owen

  • Moses Wainer Dykaar, Robert L. Owen, 1926, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1929.12.2

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Robert Latham Owen was born in Virginia in 1856. After graduating from Washington and Lee University, he moved to the Cherokee Nation, where he practiced law and served on the Board of Education. He was one of Oklahoma’s first two senators, serving from 1907 until 1925. After retiring, he developed a phonetic alphabet, which he described as "a mechanism by which the English language can be taught as a world language."

Title
Robert L. Owen
Artist
Date
1926
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
24 1/8 x 20 1/2 x 13 1/8 in. (61.2 x 52.1 x 33.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Owen, Robert L. – bust
  • Occupation – law – Supreme Court justice
Object Number
1929.12.2
Palette
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