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Painter, b. 1958 -

Peter Howson OBE (born 27 March 1958) is a Scottish painter. He was a British official war artist in 1993 during the Bosnian War.

Early life: Peter Howson was born in London of Scottish parents and moved with his family to Prestwick, Ayrshire, when he was four. He was raised in a religious family and the first ever painting he did was a Crucifixion, when he was 6 years old.[citation needed]

Career: His work has encompassed a number of themes. His early works are typified by very masculine working class men, most famously in The Heroic Dosser (1987). Later, in 1993, he was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum of London, to be the official war artist for the Bosnian War. Here he produced some of his most shocking and controversial work detailing the atrocities which were taking place at the time, like Plum Grove (1994). One painting in particular, Croatian and Muslim, detailing a rape created controversy partly because of its explicit subject matter but also because Howson had painted it from the victims' accounts. He was the official war painter at the Kosovo War for the London Times.

In more recent years his work has exhibited strong religious themes which some say is linked to the treatment of his alcoholism and drug addiction at the Castle Craig Hospital in Peebles in 2000, after which he converted to Christianity. An example of this is Judas (2002) which

"...is a key work from the series of paintings conveying the artist's decline into and recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and his new found faith in Christianity."
—?Art Fund.org, Website

His work has appeared in other media, with his widest exposure arguably for a British postage stamp he did in 1999 to celebrate engineering achievements for the millennium. In addition his work has been used on album covers by Live (Throwing Copper), The Beautiful South (Quench) and Jackie Leven (Fairytales for Hardmen). His work is exhibited in many major collections.[citation needed]

Howson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours.[6] In November 2010, BBC Scotland aired a documentary named "The Madness of Peter Howson" which followed the final stages of the completion of a grand commission for show in the renovated St Andrew's Cathedral and also dealt with Howson's struggle with mental illness and Asperger's syndrome.

In September 2014, Howson suggested he would hand back his OBE, predominantly because of his dislike of British foreign policy but it is not clear if he ever did so.

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        • † Peter Howson (b.1958), 'Gospel Oak', signed and dated in pencil 'Howson 2002' (lower right), hand-coloured etching, plate 30 x 24.5 cm, sheet 36 x 30 cm, framed and glazed 60 x 53 cm
          Jun. 27, 2024

          † Peter Howson (b.1958), 'Gospel Oak', signed and dated in pencil 'Howson 2002' (lower right), hand-coloured etching, plate 30 x 24.5 cm, sheet 36 x 30 cm, framed and glazed 60 x 53 cm

          Est: £400 - £600

          † Peter Howson (b.1958), 'Gospel Oak', signed and dated in pencil 'Howson 2002' (lower right), hand-coloured etching, plate 30 x 24.5 cm, sheet 36 x 30 cm, framed and glazed 60 x 53 cm Flowers Gallery (Kingsland Road, London) label verso

          Dawsons Auctioneers
        • † Peter Howson OBE (b.1958) Scottish, 'Dancing Madonna', pastel, signed to lower right corner, 59.5 cm x 45 cm, framed and glazed, the frame 97 cm x 81 cm.
          Jun. 27, 2024

          † Peter Howson OBE (b.1958) Scottish, 'Dancing Madonna', pastel, signed to lower right corner, 59.5 cm x 45 cm, framed and glazed, the frame 97 cm x 81 cm.

          Est: £500 - £700

          † Peter Howson OBE (b.1958) Scottish, 'Dancing Madonna', pastel, signed to lower right corner, 59.5 cm x 45 cm, framed and glazed, the frame 97 cm x 81 cm. Private collection, ex lot 165, Bonhams Edinburgh, April 12th 2007

          Dawsons Auctioneers
        • Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) The Lonely Hero
          May. 15, 2024

          Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) The Lonely Hero

          Est: £1,000 - £1,500

          Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) The Lonely Hero signed and dated in pencil 'HOWSON '87' (lower right), titled in pencil (lower centre), editioned in pencil '2/30' (lower left) woodcut on two sheets 183 x 120cm (72 1/16 x 47 1/4in).

          Bonhams
        • Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) The Defiant Dosser
          May. 15, 2024

          Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) The Defiant Dosser

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) The Defiant Dosser signed 'HOWSON' (lower left) oil on canvas 46 x 35.5cm (18 1/8 x 14in).

          Bonhams
        • Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) Man in profile
          May. 15, 2024

          Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) Man in profile

          Est: £800 - £1,200

          Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) Man in profile signed 'HOWSON' (lower right) charcoal and pastel 32 x 24cm (12 5/8 x 9 7/16in).

          Bonhams
        • Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) Tiberius
          May. 15, 2024

          Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) Tiberius

          Est: £1,000 - £1,500

          Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) Tiberius signed 'HOWSON' (lower right) oil on canvas 30.5 x 25cm (12 x 9 13/16in).

          Bonhams
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)
          May. 01, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) CRISPIN JACKSON: A HERO OF THE PEOPLE - 1987 The complete portfolio of 14 linocuts plus 2 additional linocuts (the two sections of image 7 printed on separate sheets), ed. 40, each signed and variously numbered 31/40 and 33/40 by the artist, printed by Simon King, published by Charles Booth-Clibborn, under his imprint, The Paragon Press, London;Accompanied by the complete book containing 12 linocuts, 10/70, with an original pencil drawing on the title page, dedicated in pencil ‘To Ian Flooks/from Peter Howson’, signed in pencil by the artist and author Crispin Jackson and numbered on the justification page, published by The Paragon Press, London, in the original grey imitation leather boards and slipcase (17) each portfolio sheet 55cm x 38cm (21.5in x 15in), unframed 

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)
          May. 01, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)

          Est: £300 - £500

          PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) CENTURION - 1990 Etching, 32/50, signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil to margin the image 30cm x 22.5cm (12in x 8.75in) Flowers East, London, where purchased by the current vendor in 1996

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)
          May. 01, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)

          Est: £3,000 - £5,000

          PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) SARACEN HEADS - 1988 The complete portfolio of 25 etchings and 1 unique pastel drawing, each etching signed, dated, and numbered, some also titled in pencil, from the deluxe edition issued with a drawing (aside from the standard edition of 30), the drawing on grey laid paper, signed at lower right, complete with the title page with frontispiece etching, and justification page, signed and numbered VIII/X in pencil, printed by Alfons Bytautas at Edinburgh Printmakers, published by Flowers Graphics, London, housed within the original grey presentation box, with a brown calf inlay with the frontispiece motif tooled on the front (26) each sheet 50cm x 38cm (19.75in x 15in), unframed

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)
          May. 01, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)

          Est: £300 - £500

          PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) GOVAN HILL - 2011 Monoprint, 1/1, signed and numbered in pencil to margin, signed, titled and dated to backboard the sheet 66.5cm x 50.5cm (26.25in x 19.75in) The artist.

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)
          May. 01, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)

          Est: £300 - £500

          PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) NED - 1987 Etching, 15/30, signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil to margin the image 32cm x 24.5cm (12.5in x 9.75in) Flowers East, London, where purchased by the vendor in 1996

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)
          May. 01, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)

          Est: £300 - £500

          PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) RIDDRIE - 2011 Monoprint, 1/1, signed and numbered in pencil to margin, signed, titled and dated to backboard the sheet 66.5cm x 50.5cm (26.25in x 20in) The artist.

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)
          Apr. 30, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)

          Est: £800 - £1,200

          PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) 1984 Signed and dated '09 lower left, inscribed with title lower right, mixed media on buff paper 30cm x 22.5cm (11.75in x 9in) Flowers East, London

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)
          Apr. 30, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)

          Est: £1,500 - £2,500

          PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) THE QUEEN OF HELL - 1996 Signed and dated '96 lower right, pastel and chalk 65cm x 50cm (25.5in x 19.75in) Flowers East Gallery, London

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)
          Apr. 30, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)

          Est: £3,000 - £5,000

          PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) RED ROAD ROBINS - 1992 Signed lower right, oil on canvas 60cm x 50cm (23.5in x 19.75in)

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)
          Apr. 30, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)

          Est: £400 - £600

          PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) TWO PATRIOTS Signed lower right, pastel  27cm x 19.5cm (10.5in x 7.45in) Exhibited: Ewan Mundy Fine Art, Glasgow

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)
          Apr. 30, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-)

          Est: £500 - £700

          PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) UNTITLED (BLUE-EYED MAN) Signed lower left, pastel 31cm x 23cm (12in x 9in)

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • λ PETER HOWSON (SCOTTISH B. 1958), DREAM CATCHER
          Mar. 13, 2024

          λ PETER HOWSON (SCOTTISH B. 1958), DREAM CATCHER

          Est: £600 - £800

          λ PETER HOWSON (SCOTTISH B. 1958)DREAM CATCHERPastel 44.5 x 30cm (17½ x 11¾ in.)Provenance:369 Gallery Ltd., Edinburgh Sale, Sotheby's, Olympia, Modern British and Continental Paintings, 21 March 2002, lot 533

          Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
        • Peter Howson OBE,  Scottish b.1958 -  Portrait of a Boy with Yellow Hair; 
          Mar. 12, 2024

          Peter Howson OBE,  Scottish b.1958 -  Portrait of a Boy with Yellow Hair; 

          Est: £700 - £900

          Peter Howson OBE,  Scottish b.1958 -  Portrait of a Boy with Yellow Hair;  pastel on paper, signed lower right 'Howson', 29.6 x 19.8 cm (ARR) Provenance:  with William Hardie Fine Art Consultants and Valuers, Glasgow (according to the label attached to the reverse of the frame);  private collection

          Roseberys
        • Peter Howson OBE,  Scottish b.1958 -  Head study;  hand-painted plate, si
          Mar. 12, 2024

          Peter Howson OBE,  Scottish b.1958 -  Head study;  hand-painted plate, si

          Est: £400 - £600

          Peter Howson OBE,  Scottish b.1958 -  Head study;  hand-painted plate, signed lower left 'Howson', diam. 24.5 cm (ARR)  Provenance:  the Collection of Paul Clarke and thence by descent 

          Roseberys
        • Peter Howson OBE,  Scottish b.1958 -  Three figures in industrial landscap
          Mar. 12, 2024

          Peter Howson OBE,  Scottish b.1958 -  Three figures in industrial landscap

          Est: £300 - £500

          Peter Howson OBE,  Scottish b.1958 -  Three figures in industrial landscape;  pastel on paper, signed lower right 'Howson', 27.5 x 20 cm (ARR)  Provenance: Christies, London, 20th century British Art Sale, 3rd December 2003, lot 673;  the Collection of Paul Clarke and thence by descent 

          Roseberys
        • § Peter Howson OBE (1958-)
          Feb. 22, 2024

          § Peter Howson OBE (1958-)

          Est: £1,000 - £1,500

          § Peter Howson OBE (1958-) Steam and Power signed 'Howson' (lower right) pastel 46 x 61cm

          Cheffins
        • PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) THE TERRIES -1990
          Feb. 13, 2024

          PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) THE TERRIES -1990

          Est: £300 - £500

          PETER HOWSON THE TERRIES -1990 Etching, 2/50, signed, titled, numbered and dated '90 in pencil to margin plate size 29.75cm x 22.25cm (11.75in x 8.75in)

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • 2 Peter Howson (Scottish 1958- ) etchings
          Feb. 10, 2024

          2 Peter Howson (Scottish 1958- ) etchings

          Est: $200 - $400

          Gospel Oak & Vauxhall 2 etchings (1 with hand-coloring), 1998, 2002, both signed, titled and dated in pencil, small editions.  11 3/4 x 9 3/4" ea.

          Rachel Davis Fine Arts
        • Peter Howson OBE (Scottish Bn. 1958) I Have Come Out Of A Long Tunnel Into The Light signed, ink on paper, 20cm x 29cm Mctears Lot Number 18 6th - 8t
          Jan. 10, 2024

          Peter Howson OBE (Scottish Bn. 1958) I Have Come Out Of A Long Tunnel Into The Light signed, ink on paper, 20cm x 29cm Mctears Lot Number 18 6th - 8t

          Est: £100 - £150

          Peter Howson OBE (Scottish Bn. 1958) I Have Come Out Of A Long Tunnel Into The Light signed, ink on paper, 20cm x 29cm Mctears Lot Number 18 6th - 8th December 2011

          Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) AGE OF INDUSTRY
          Jan. 10, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) AGE OF INDUSTRY

          Est: £1,000 - £1,500

          PETER HOWSON AGE OF INDUSTRY Signed lower right, oil on canvas 19cm x 26cm (7.5in x 10.25in)

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) THE POET - 2002
          Jan. 10, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) THE POET - 2002

          Est: £8,000 - £12,000

          PETER HOWSON THE POET - 2002 Signed lower right, signed and inscribed with title and dated 2002 stretcher verso, oil on canvas 153cm x 122cm (60in x 48in)

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) THE UNIONIST - C.1983
          Jan. 10, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) THE UNIONIST - C.1983

          Est: £5,000 - £7,000

          PETER HOWSON THE UNIONIST - C.1983 Signed lower right, oil on paper laid on board Exhibited: The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, c.1983 102cm x 78cm (40in x 30.75in)

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) UNTITLED (FACTORY AT NIGHT)
          Jan. 10, 2024

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) UNTITLED (FACTORY AT NIGHT)

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          PETER HOWSON UNTITLED (FACTORY AT NIGHT) Signed lower right, oil on canvas 24cm x 34cm (9.5in x 13.5in)

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • Peter Howson OBE,  Standing female nude; 
          Nov. 29, 2023

          Peter Howson OBE,  Standing female nude; 

          Est: £400 - £600

          Peter Howson OBE,  Scottish b.1958 -  Standing female nude;  gouache and pastel on paper, signed lower left 'Howson', 28.5 x 20 cm (ARR) 

          Roseberys
        • Peter Howson OBE,  Running Man; 
          Nov. 29, 2023

          Peter Howson OBE,  Running Man; 

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Peter Howson OBE,  Scottish b.1958 -  Running Man;  oil on canvas, signed lower right 'Howson', 76.7 x 92 cm (ARR) 

          Roseberys
        • Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) Totem (painted in 1992)
          Oct. 11, 2023

          Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) Totem (painted in 1992)

          Est: £12,000 - £18,000

          Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) Totem signed 'HOWSON' (lower left), titled and signed 'HOWSON' (on stretcher) oil on canvas 153 x 123cm (60 1/4 x 48 7/16in). painted in 1992

          Bonhams
        • Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) The Spectre of Stockholm
          Oct. 11, 2023

          Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) The Spectre of Stockholm

          Est: £600 - £800

          Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) The Spectre of Stockholm signed and dated 'Howson '90' (lower left) charcoal and pastel 20.5 x 14cm (8 1/16 x 5 1/2in).

          Bonhams
        • Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) Refugees
          Oct. 11, 2023

          Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) Refugees

          Est: £700 - £900

          Peter Howson OBE (British, born 1958) Refugees signed 'HOWSON' (lower right) charcoal and pastel 29.5 x 22cm (11 5/8 x 8 11/16in).

          Bonhams
        • Peter Howson OBE, Two standing figures
          Sep. 12, 2023

          Peter Howson OBE, Two standing figures

          Est: £400 - £600

          Peter Howson OBE, Scottish b.1958 - Two standing figures; monoprint on paper, 53.9 x 35.5 cm (ARR) Provenance: with Boundary Gallery, London (by repute); private collection 

          Roseberys
        • Peter Howson OBE, Johnie (from the series Saracen Heads), 1987 
          Sep. 05, 2023

          Peter Howson OBE, Johnie (from the series Saracen Heads), 1987 

          Est: £200 - £300

          Peter Howson OBE, Scottish b.1958- Johnie (from the series Saracen Heads), 1987;  etching on wove, signed, dated and numbered 5/30 in pencil,  plate: 33 x 24.8 cm,  (framed) (ARR)

          Roseberys
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) THE THINKER AT NIGHT
          Aug. 09, 2023

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) THE THINKER AT NIGHT

          Est: £3,000 - £5,000

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) THE THINKER AT NIGHT Signed lower right, oil on canvas (74.5cm x 59.5cm (29.25in x 23.5in))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) STUDY FOR THE FACE OF ANDREW
          Aug. 09, 2023

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) STUDY FOR THE FACE OF ANDREW

          Est: £500 - £700

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) STUDY FOR THE FACE OF ANDREW Indistinctly signed lower right, pastel on dark paper (29cm x 21cm (11.5in x 8.25in)) Provenance: City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 'Peter Howson: Andrew, Portrait of a Saint,' 30 November 2006 - 4 March 2007, no. 53.

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) STUDY FOR ONE OF THE EXECUTIONERS
          Aug. 09, 2023

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) STUDY FOR ONE OF THE EXECUTIONERS

          Est: £500 - £700

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) STUDY FOR ONE OF THE EXECUTIONERS Signed lower right, pastel on dark paper (29cm x 21.5cm (11.5in x 8.5in)) Provenance: City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 'Peter Howson: Andrew, Portrait of a Saint, 30 November 2006 - 4 March 2007, no. 30.

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) GLASGOW FIGURE
          Aug. 09, 2023

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) GLASGOW FIGURE

          Est: £800 - £1,200

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) GLASGOW FIGURE Signed lower left, pastel on brown paper (22cm x 29cm (8.75in x 11.5in))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) HEAD STUDY
          Aug. 09, 2023

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) HEAD STUDY

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) HEAD STUDY Signed lower left, oil on canvas (19.5cm x 19.5cm (7.75in x 7.75in))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) HOLY WILLIE (FROM HOLY WILLIE'S PRAYER BY ROBERT BURNS)
          Aug. 09, 2023

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) HOLY WILLIE (FROM HOLY WILLIE'S PRAYER BY ROBERT BURNS)

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) HOLY WILLIE (FROM HOLY WILLIE'S PRAYER BY ROBERT BURNS) Signed lower left, pastel (61cm x 45cm (24in x 17.75in))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) BELL STREET BOYS 5 - 1990
          Aug. 09, 2023

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) BELL STREET BOYS 5 - 1990

          Est: £400 - £600

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) BELL STREET BOYS 5 - 1990 Signed lower right, charcoal and pastel on grey paper (29cm x 22cm (11.5in x 8.75in)) Provenance: Flowers East, London

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) RED-HAIRED WOMAN
          Aug. 09, 2023

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) RED-HAIRED WOMAN

          Est: £6,000 - £8,000

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) RED-HAIRED WOMAN Signed lower left, oil on canvas (145cm x 85cm (57in x 33.5in))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) 'EXOTIC' DANCER II - 1993
          Aug. 09, 2023

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) 'EXOTIC' DANCER II - 1993

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) 'EXOTIC' DANCER II - 1993 Signed lower left, inscribed, titled and dated verso, oil on canvas (60cm x 45cm (23.75in x 17.75in)) Provenance: Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) HEAD STUDY
          Aug. 09, 2023

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) HEAD STUDY

          Est: £500 - £700

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) HEAD STUDY Signed lower right, pastel on brown paper (29cm x 22cm (11.5in x 8.75in))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) DAVID AND BATHSHEBA - 2012
          Aug. 09, 2023

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) DAVID AND BATHSHEBA - 2012

          Est: £800 - £1,200

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) DAVID AND BATHSHEBA - 2012 Signed and dated lower left, mixed media (49.5cm x 40cm (19.5in x 15.75in))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) WEST END HERO - 2002
          Aug. 09, 2023

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) WEST END HERO - 2002

          Est: £8,000 - £12,000

          § PETER HOWSON O.B.E. (SCOTTISH 1958-) WEST END HERO - 2002 Signed lower right, signed, titled and dated to stretcher, oil on canvas (153cm x 122.5cm (60in x 48.25in)) Note: The ‘Heroes’ that recur throughout Peter Howson’s oeuvre are working-class Glaswegians, and each depiction constitutes an essay on the artist’s relationship with his own masculinity. The monumental ‘West End Hero’ was painted in the aftermath of Howson’s hospitalisation for drug and alcohol addiction, which led him to convert to Christianity. Accordingly, hidden within this Glasgow nocturne are Christian iconographic devices, such as the three glowing streetlights with Crucifix-like crossbars, and the beams from the right-hand window touching the head of the Hero, as if suggesting divine illumination. There is a conscious ambiguity in the Hero’s stance; Howson allows the viewer to decide whether he kneels at a rudimentary altar or balls his fists on a table. The bottle in his pocket suggests that he hasn’t quite shaken off his former struggles. Peter Howson’s prolific career has recently been celebrated in a major retrospective ‘When the Apple Ripens: Peter Howson at 65’ at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh which is on show until 1 October 2023.

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