Shelf Life: Peter Howson’s ‘Castle Craig’

howsen_smallerAnne’s choice for October’s Shelf Life  is ‘Castle Craig’ by Peter Howson. This painting was part of ‘The Third Step’ exhibition which was first shown at the McLaurin Gallery in Ayr in 2002.

You can hear why Anne values it so much in our October podcast. But do the rest of the team agree it has ‘shelf life’?

Peter Howson has established a formidable reputation as one of his generation’s leading figurative painters. Many of his paintings derive inspiration from the streets of Glasgow, where he was brought up. He is renowned for his penetrating insight into the human condition, and his heroic portrayals of the mighty and meek. His art is described by Robert Heller as “founded in Humanity, especially the human face”…

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