Peter HowsonCBE Born: 1958
Place of Birth: London
Peter Howson has created some of the most controversial and shocking work in recent memory. Howson burst into the limelight during the 1980s, as part of the much acclaimed New Glasgow Group, his striking images of working class struggles explored themes of violence, physicality and inner turmoil. These concepts he was to develop further during his role as official war artist to the British Forces in Bosnia in 1993.
Since 2000 Howson has channeled his occupation with the darker side of the human psyche into a robust spiritualism, following his conversion to Christianity. These new images however, have lost none of their visual frankness, intensity or drama.