Michael Sowa (born 1945) is a German artist known for his whimsical, surreal and stunning paintings often featuring animals. His works are titled in German and English. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin for seven years, spent a brief time as an art teacher and then became a painter. A book of 50 of his paintings titled Sowa's Art: An Enchanted Bestiary was published in 1996 and reprinted in 2006 by Image Connection, PA, USA. His best known book is Esterhazy, The Rabbit Prince also published by Image Connection.