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The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post

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After working as a commercial artist for a period, Howard Post decided in 1980 to paint the lifestyle he knew best – the Arizona ranch traditions and the Arizona landscape. Post is known for his unique aerial perspectives and modern, impressionistic viewpoint. A distant ranch house, cowboys sitting on fence rails, or cattle clustered in a corral are all subjects brought to life by Post’s keen imagination. His use of high perspectives renders people and animals in his works with exceptionally strong shapes and patterns, along with strong, orderly shadow patterns cast by the figures of cattle, cowboys, trees, or fences. Howard Post is the featured artist for the 2017 Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium and will personally open the exhibition October 26, 2017.
Image: Howard Post, Three Crossing, 2013, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm). Collection of the Tucson Museum of Art. Gift of James and Louise Glasser.