Loy Bowlin

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
BowlinLoy
Alternate names
The Original Rhinestone Cowboy
Lifespan
1909 – 1995
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Assemblage artist
Medium
Rhinestones
Biography
Loy Allen Bowlin (September 16, 1909 – June 14, 1995), also known as The Original Rhinestone Cowboy, was an outsider artist from McComb, Mississippi. His artwork largely included bejeweling his clothing, Cadillac, home and even his dentures with thousands of rhinestones. Bowlin's life and work have been acclaimed by various outsider art critics and periodicals including Raw Vision...After his death, Bowlin's Mississippi home, the Beautiful Holy Jewel Home of the Original Rhinestone Cowboy, was acquired by the Kohler Foundation, Inc. and was moved to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where it is on permanent display. [Retrieved on 1/31/2018 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loy_Allen_Bowlin]
Geographic names
McComb