Home / Artists /R.G. Howard

R.G. Howard

Farm Steading on Good Friday, 1950

H:27cm W:40cm
View Details

R.G. Howard

A folk artist creates unique art that goes against traditional rules and is primarily a reflection of its cultural background. They are often self-taught artists that lack formal training.

Farm Steading on Good Friday is a lovely, freshly painted watercolour of a farm and its buildings and surrounding landscape. A steading traditionally marks the boundary of two parishes. This was painted in 1950 at a time of austerity and continued rationing post war. The artist R.G. Howard, of whom we know nothing, is making a celebration of the place and specific season. The ramshackle buildings with chickens in the foreground and landscape beyond herald in the spring and there is an air of joyous optimism.

Sign up to our news and events