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Charles Houghton Howard
WINTER PAINTING
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 125,000 USD
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Charles Houghton Howard
WINTER PAINTING
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture

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Charles Houghton Howard
1899 - 1978
WINTER PAINTING
signed CH Howard and dated 56 (lower right)
oil on canvas
36 by 72 inches
(91.4 by 182.9 cm)
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Provenance

Pieter Wenning Gallery, Johannesburg
Kasmin Ltd., London
Private Collection, United Kingdom

Catalogue Note

A first generation Abstract Surrealist who played a key role in introducing the movement to the United States, Howard was born in New Jersey in 1899, but grew-up in Berkeley, California.  His father was a well-known architect, John Galen Howard, and both his brothers, John and Robert, pursued successful careers as artists.  While his original intention was to become a journalist, his friendship with Grant Wood during a post-graduate summer in Europe inspired him to paint.

Howard was essentially self-trained, but spent five years as a journeyman painter at the decorating firm of Louis Bouche and Rudolph Guertier in New York.  His first one-man show was at the Whitney Museum Studio Club in 1926.  By 1932, Howard’s work was included in the landmark exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery, which introduced Surrealism to the United States.  Marriage, in 1934, to British painter Madge Knight, precipitated a move to London and exposure to the avant-garde artistic circles there.  With the outbreak of World War II, the couple moved to the San Francisco Bay area, where Howard became a leading figure in Abstract Surrealism as teacher, painter and exhibitor.

American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture

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