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John Howard

Born 1958 in Birmingham, England.

Before becoming an artist, Howard had worked for ten years in heavy industry in the Midlands. In 1986 he enrolled as a mature student at the University of Central England, graduating in 1989 with a B.A. Honours degree (First Class) in Fine Art.

Printmaking became a major aspect of his art practice; in a notable early series of drypoints his experience of working in iron foundries found powerful expression in the spectacle of blast furnaces in action: the noise, the danger and the dramatic contrasts of light and darkness. In the late 1990s he moved to Cornwall where the natural world became a prominent subject, again finding drama in the rugged landscape and the changing effects of light.

Since 1988 Howard has exhibited his work extensively, principally in the Midlands, London and the West Country. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

Spaghetti Junction, Study No 6
Spaghetti Junction, Study No 7
Spaghetti Junction, Study No 8
Spaghetti Junction, Study No 9
Spaghetti Junction, Study No 2
Spaghetti Junction, Study No 5/II