Wally Cleaver might have lettered in three sports, but his real-life alter ego is having his art honored in amazing fashion.
Leave it to Beaver star Tony Dow will have one of his abstract sculptures on display at the Louvre, the Associated Press reports. Dow's work was one of several chosen from the Karen Lynne Gallery to be a part of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts exhibition. Naturally, the actor is thrilled to be part of an exhibition at the historic Paris art museum.
''Having something shown at the Louvre is about as good as you can get,'' said Dow, ''especially when it's a juried show like this where there's a panel of judges who pick the pieces to be in the exhibition. I'm a little humbled by the whole thing but grateful nonetheless.''
Dow has been painting and sculpting since he was a teenager and has worked as a director and visual effects producer on several TV shows. His sculpture, titled "Unnamed Warrior," is a bronze figure of a woman holding a shield.
Even though Dow has achieved this honor, he's still proud of playing big brother to Beaver.
''Of course, I'm really proud of Leave It to Beaver and my directing career in television,'' he said. ''Those are great accomplishments, but this is interesting because I don't think they know anything about that at the Louvre.''