The work of American artist Charles Houghton Howard (1899–1978) spans five decades, beginning in the mid-1920s and continuing into the 1960s. During his active and distinguished career, Howard became known for enigmatic, meticulous paintings, often intimate in scale, that bridged figurative, Surrealist, and abstract currents in modern art across the United States and Europe. Fluid lines, suspended forms, exquisite sense of balance and proportion, and elusive imagery characterize Howard’s arresting style. Organized by BAMPFA, this exhibition will be the first survey of Howard’s singular oeuvre in a US museum in over sixty years. This career spanning exhibition will feature approximately fifty of Howard’s paintings and works on paper.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.