Leo Francis Gowen, American artist. Recipient Laureate in poetry, 2002.
Gowen, Leo Francis was born on January 29, 1948 in St. Louis. Son of Leo Francis Gowen and Louise Barbara (Gizinski) Gowel.
Student St. Benedicts College, St Benedict College, Atchison, Kansas, 1966—1968. Student, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical Extension University, Bryan and College Station, Texas, 1972—1982.
Orthopedic orderly DePaul Hospital, St. Louis, 1967—1968. Dental lab technician United States Army, San Antonio, 1969—1970, medical lab technician U.s. and Europe, 1970—1972. Stationary engineer City of Houston, 1972—1984.
Surveyor various organizations, 1985—1996. Freelance artist, since 1970. Special 4 United States Army, 1968-1972.