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Peter Howson [Paperback]

Robert Heller
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12 May 2003
Peter Howson has established a formidable reputation as one of his generation's leading figurative painters. Born in London in 1958, he moved to Scotland as a small child and has lived there since. The themes of his powerful art derive from his deep involvement with Scottish culture, above all the street life of Glasgow. Along with other major talents from Glasgow School of Art, Howson burst on to the scene in 1985, taking part in the seminal exhibition, New Image Glasgow. International recognition followed rapidly, and Howson is now widely known for his penetrating and vigorous evocations of the human condition. Robert Heller explores the genesis and significance of the work of an artist who, relatively early in his career, has already achieved major stature.
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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Momentum (12 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902945115
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902945118
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 27.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 566,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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After surveying his work from the early days to the present, an abiding image is the recurrent self-portrait, sometimes explicit, at other times just one of the chorus, and often partly disguised. The artist always seems to be painting, not the external image of the self, but the disturbed spirit within. As the third year of the New Millennium began, Howson had more to say about humanity than ever before, more to tell about himself, and also more to accomplish an artist who is committed to demonstrating, in more wonderful words of Milton’s, that:
Long is the way And hard, that out of hell leads up to light --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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I really enjoyed this book as it gave a detailed insight into Howson and his creative drive. Some of the images of his work are just stunning! I'd like to see an updated version soon to cover some of the newer work but in the mean time his official site howsonworks.com has some of his newer paintings and a great resource section.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! Howson is a legend. 4 Feb 2004
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All I shall say is that Peter Howson is one of the true great painters of our generation. His style is amazing, his communication excellent.
This book contains tons of quality colour plates. It is well worth the money!
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