Original artwork by Ned Owens

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of art work, illustrations and cartoons by Ned Owens in various forms; ink, pencil, charcoal and pastel. Also includes two illustrations given to Owens by other illustrators. Unless otherwise indicated the work will have been produced for the Guardian.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in Newcastle in 1918, Ned Owens studied art during the 1930s. He established an art gallery, the Midday Studios, holding a Lowry exhibition in 1948. He taught art in the Foundation Department at the Manchester School of Art and worked as a staff artist at the Guardian between 1958 and 1975.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

Donated by his widow Pat Owens in August 2003

Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue description for this collection can be found on the GNM Archive catalogue.