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Ken Howard

Campo dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

Oil on canvas: 20 x 24 (in) / 50.8 x 61 (cm)
Signed lower right: Ken Howard; inscribed with the title on a label attached to the reverse

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KEN HOWARD OBE RA

London 1932 - 2022 Cornwall

Ref: BZ 197

                                               

Campo dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

 

Signed lower right: Ken Howard; inscribed with the title on a label attached to the reverse

Oil on canvas: 20 x 24 in / 50.8 x 61 cm

 

 

 

Provenance:

Private collection, UK, 2016, directly from the artist

 

Exhibited:

London, Richard Green, Ken Howard: London to Venice, January 2016, no.49, illus. in colour, as Campo dei SS. Giovanni e Paolo

 

 

The Campo dei SS Giovanni e Paolo is one of the largest squares in Venice and takes its name from the towering Venetian Gothic church of the same title consecrated in 1430. To the right of its brick façade strides the equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni (1400-1475), a mercenary soldier appointed captain-general of the Venetian Republic, employed to defend its territories. This Renaissance masterpiece was sculpted by Andrea dela Verrocchio (1435-1488) and cast after his death by Alessandro Leopardi, who also designed the plinth.

 

Ken Howard wrote, ‘I believe Venice to be the most beautiful city in the world. So many painters have worked there including Corot, Boudin, Monet, Manet, Sargent, Sickert and Whistler, and all have said something different. Everyone should visit Venice at least once in their life, it is the only place I know where one can stand on one spot and see a composition at every turn. The light is magical, the architecture majestic and of course there are no cars. Venice is unique and will become more so as other cities become more and more alike.’ The artist cited in Ken Howard, From London to Venice, exh. cat., Richard Green, London 2016.

 

 

Biographical chronology

 

1932

Ken Howard born in London

1949-1953

Studied at the Hornsey School of Art

1952

First exhibited at the Royal Academy

1953-55

National Service in the Royal Marines

1955-58

Studied at the Royal College of Art

1958-59

British Council Scholarship to Florence

1959

First exhibited at the New English Art Club

First exhibited at 147 New Bond Street

1962

Elected member of the New English Art Club

1966

Elected member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters

First prize Lord Mayor’s Art Award

1969

First prize Arundel Art Centre

1973

Appointed official artist in Ireland by the Imperial War Museum

1978

Prize winner John Moores Exhibition

1979

Elected member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours

Prize winner John Laing Exhibition

1981

Elected member of the Royal West of England Academy

1982

First prize Hunting Group Awards

1983

Associate Member of the Royal Academy

Prize winner Royal West of England Academy

1985

Critics’ prize, Sparkasse Karlsruhe

1986

Prize winner New English Art Club Centenary Exhibition

1988

Honorary Member of the Royal Society of British Artists

Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters

1991

Member of the Royal Academy

1998

President of the New English Art Club

2001

Critics’ prize New English Art Club 2001

2004

Elected Royal Academy Professor of Perspective

2006

Elected fellow of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters

2007

Appointed Freeman of the City of London, Liveryman Painter Stainers

2008

Honorary Member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art

2010

Awarded OBE for services to Art in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

2011

Publication of Light and Dark: The Autobiography of Ken Howard RA

 

 

 

 

 

Commissions include:

 

 

 

The Drapers Company

 

The Haberdashers Company

 

States of Jersey

 

HQ British Army of the Rhine

 

United Nations Forces in Cyprus

 

The Stock Exchange, London

 

Lloyds of London

The Royal Hospital, Chelsea

Banque Paribas

 

 

Works by Ken Howard can be seen in the following public collections:

 

 

Royal Academy of Arts, London

 

Plymouth City Art Gallery

 

Sheffield Art Gallery

 

Hove Museum and Art Gallery

 

Guildhall Art Gallery, London

 

Ulster Museum and Art Gallery

 

The Imperial War Museum, London

 

The National Army Museum, London

 

 

 

One Man Exhibitions

 

 

1955

Plymouth Art Centre

1966

John Whibley Gallery, London

1968

John Whibley Gallery, London

1971

New Grafton Gallery, London

1972

Plymouth Art Gallery – Retrospective Exhibition

1974

New Grafton Gallery, London

1976

New Grafton Gallery, London

1978

New Grafton Gallery, London

1979

New Metropole, Folkestone

Hong Kong Art Centre

St Helier Gallery

1980

St Helier Gallery

1981

New Grafton Gallery, London

1982

Nicosia

1983

Delhi 1983

1984

New Grafton Gallery, London

St Helier Gallery

1985

New Grafton Gallery, London

1986

Linton Court Gallery

1987

Lowndes Lodge Gallery, London

New Grafton Gallery, London

1989

Lowndes Lodge Gallery, London

1990

New Grafton Gallery, London

Lowndes Lodge Gallery, London

1991

Lowndes Lodge Gallery, London

Brian Sinfield Gallery, Gloucestershire

1992

Lowndes Lodge Gallery, London

1993

New Grafton Gallery, London

Brian Sinfield Gallery, Gloucestershire

1995

New Grafton Gallery, London

Brian Sinfield Gallery, Gloucestershire

1997

New Grafton Gallery, London

1998

The Everard Read, Johannesburg

2000

New Grafton Gallery, London

The Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town

2002

Richard Green, London

2003

Richard Green, London

2004

Richard Green, London

2005

Richard Green, London

2006

Richard Green, London

2007

Richard Green, London

2009

Richard Green, London

2011

Richard Green, London

2012

Richard Green, London

2013

Richard Green, London

2014

Richard Green, London

2015

Richard Green, London

2016

Richard Green, London

 

Other Works By
Ken Howard:

Ken Howard - Venetian reflections Ken Howard - Silver self-portrait Ken Howard - Artist and model at St Clement's studio
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