John Langley Howard (Montclair 1902 - San Francisco 1999)

Apples on Earth

Watercolour on paper, laid down on board.
Signed and dated JOHN LANGLEY HOWARD ’67 at the lower right.
146 x 218 mm. (5 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.) [image]
214 x 285 mm. (8 3/8 x 11 1/4 in.) [sheet]

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As Robert Flynn Johnson has recently written about works such as this by John Langley Howard, ‘These watercolours do not merely record nature but create an atmosphere in which it exists’. Another scholar has noted that ‘Howard’s close-ups of nature opened a vision of the cosmos. At once tiny and vast, intimate and impersonal, the scale and mood of his art implied an endless multiplicity of meanings.’

Provenance:
Acquired from the artist by the Garzoli Gallery, San Rafael, California
Purchased from them in 1996 by Charles Ryskamp, Princeton, New Jersey.

John Langley HOWARD

Apples on Earth

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