Theme/Style – Social Realism, Magic Realism, California Scene
Media – Oils, murals, illustrations, etchings
Artistic Focus – John Langley Howard used his art as a statement – a way to address the churning economic and political issues of the 1920s and 1930s. A social realist in his earlier years, Howard's work was first exhibited at San Francisco’s Beaux Arts Gallery in 1928, where a reviewer declared him to be the poet, the mystic, and the most complex of the Howard family of artists.
Career Highlights –
• Focused his attention in the 1930s on the region
around Monterey, California – Steinbeck country – where he depicted Depression-era
realities and argued through his work for social change.
Additional biographical material and full bibliographic references are available upon request.
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