The Paintings of Ken Howard (Signed copy)
Signed and dedicated by Ken Howard
First paperback edition, illustrated covers. 31 × 28cm, 96pp.
Signed and dedicated by Ken Howard to the title page.
The paintings and watercolours of Ken Howard are among the most vivid portraits of the world around us by a living painter, and recall the era of Monet, Whistler, Sargent and Sickert. His subjects range from the contemporary—windsurfers and Florentine street scenes—to the timeless—Venice and the nude. A unifying theme running through his work is the painting of light, especially sunlight, seen contre-jour at various times of the day and captured with accuracy, often in the briefest free sketches. Tracing Howard's career, this book follows him through art school at Hornsey and the Royal College; national service in the Royal Marines; as official artist in Northern Ireland; on commission overseas; and, during the last decade or so, concentrating on extending his artistic range.
Good condition but with some wear. Slight wear to the cover's edges, and inside covers have light spotted foxing. The corner of the half-title has been snipped (this also takes to the top outer corner from the frontispiece), and with general well-read wear. However, the main body of text is in good condition.