Gordon Howes (1938-2013)

Born and educated in London, Gordon Howes joined the Natural History Museum in 1968 as a scientific assistant in the fishes section. Besides cataloging and researching the Fishes Collections Gordon published over 40 scientific papers on freshwater and deep-sea fishes. He also collected and observed fishes in their natural habitats in Africa, and North & South America. His paintings of fishes have been exhibited in London, Johannesburg and in a solo exhibition at the Natural History Museum Geneva. Examples of his work are in corporate collections such as the Fishmongers Livery Company, London. Gordon Howes retired from the post of Curator of Fishes in 1993 and moved to Sussex to devote more time to painting and travelling. During this time he worked on illustrating books and technical publications. He also painted English landscapes and wildlife and had a number of local exhibitions. By contrast he travelled widely in the Southern United States painting desert and coastal landscapes, many of which are in private collections in the USA. His favoured medium was gouache but he sometimes combined it with acrylic, pencil and crayon. 

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Gordon Howes (1938-2013)

Navajo Landscape Acrylic on Board

GORDON HOWES

(1938-2013)

Blue View, Navajo Land

USA

Acrylic on Board

Framed, Glazed & Signed

Dated 1994

Frame Measures: 18" (465 mm) x 35" (885 mm)

Image Measures: 11.25" (285 mm) x 27.5" (700 mm

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Gordon Howes (1938-2013)

La Ventana Arch Acrylic on Board

 GORDON HOWES

(1938-2013)

La Ventana Arch

New Mexico, USA

Acrylic on Board

Framed, Glazed & Signed

Dated 1995

Frame Measures: 19.75" (500 mm) x 39" (990 mm)

Image Measures: 11" (280 mm) x 30.5" (775 mm)

GORDON HOWES (1938-2013) American Desert Arroya Landscape Acrylic on Board 1994
Gordon Howes (1938-2013)

American Desert Arroya Landscape Acrylic on Board

Gordon Howes

(1938-2013)

Arroya near Oso Caliente

New Mexico, USA

Acrylic on Board

Framed, Glazed & Signed

Dated 1994

Frame Measures: 13.25" (335 mm) x 33" (840 mm)

Image Measures: 7.25" (185 mm) x 27.5" (700 mm)