Gordon Howes (1938-2013) - Signed and Framed 1995 Gouache, Fox at Sipapu Bridge
DescriptionAn impressively realistic depiction of a Kit fox at Sipapu bridge, a natural bridge positioned across the White Canyon in Utah. Primarily a scientist Howes had a hyper-realist approach to painting that is almost documentative in style. The Kit fox to the lower left corner is completed in superb detail with a very fine brush. Even the pigments and striped patterning in the rock is geologically accurate, confirming Howes profound knowledge of the natural world. Well presented in a card mount and modern wood frame. Signed, inscribed and dated on the reverse. On wove.
In fine condition.
47 x 70.5cm (18.5" x 27.8")Framed Size: 62 x 86cm (24.4" x 33.9")
From a collection of fine gouache artworks by scientist, Gordon Howes, depicting tropical fish and American landscapes. The impressive level of detail, in particular to the fish studies is indicative of Howes scientific knowledge. This clearly impacts his artistic style, visible in his tendency towards photo realism.
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Born and educated in London, Gordon Howes joined the Natural History Museum in 1968 as a scientific assistant in the fishes section. Besides cataloguing and researching the collection Gordon published over 40 scientific papers on freshwater and deep-sea fish. He also collected and observed fish in their natural habitats in Africa, and North and South America. His paintings of fish have been exhibited in London, Johannesburg and in a solo exhibition at the Natural History Museum in Geneva. Examples of his work can be found in corporate collections such as the Fishmongers Livery Company, London. Howes later retired to Sussex to illustrate books and technical publications while exhibiting a number of landscape works locally.
Utah, United States
|Artist||Gordon Howes (1938-2013)|
|Dimensions||47 x 70.5cm|
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