Adrian Hill Fine Art Presents:

Prof. Ken Howard OBE RA (1932 - 2022)


‘For me painting is about three things. It is about revelation, communication and celebration. By revelation I mean giving people a way of seeing, revealing the world around them in a way they have never seen before, opening their eyes.’

Prof. Ken Howard OBE RA was one of the few living artists who are able to capture light so vividly in both oil and watercolour. After art school and working as the official war artist for the Imperial War Museum, he travelled widely painting life and nature with superb honesty and accuracy, demonstrating a magical understanding of light, often found in works by artists such as J.M.W. Turner.

He has exhibited at the Royal Academy since 1964 being elected ARA in 1983 and RA in 1992, having won a number of significant major awards.

He widely known for his ability to fuse light and atmosphere in paint. His range of subjects encompasses the studio nude, Venetian scenes and Cornish beaches.

His work is to be found in many private and public collections including the Imperial War Museum and Plymouth City Art Gallery.