Gee, Beav, Sculpture by Wally at the Louvre

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Posted Nov 11, 2008 6:08 PM CST
In this 2007 file photo, Tony Dow, a member of the cast of "Leave It To Beaver," is seen at a cast reunion in Santa Monica, Calif.    (Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – Eat your heart out, Eddie Haskell. Tony Dow, best known as the actor who portrayed the Beav's big brother, Wally, in the '50s TV series Leave It to Beaver, will have one of his abstract sculptures on display at the Louvre. Several sculptors from the Karen Lynne Gallery, including Dow, will have their works shown at the historic art museum in Paris as part of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts exhibition.

"Having something shown at the Louvre is about as good as you can get," said Dow, 63, who lives in Los Angeles. "I'm a little humbled by the whole thing but grateful nonetheless." Dow, who has also worked as a director and visual effects producer on several TV shows, has been painting and sculpting since he was a teenager. His Louvre sculpture will be a bronze figure of a woman holding a shield.