By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature a 12-piece Exhibition of works by American contemporary Impressionist painter Howard Friedland (born 1945 in the Bronx, New York).
A Montana resident, Howard studied fine art and commercial art at New York's High School of Music and Art. He went to college at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science in the department of Art and Architecture in New York's Greenwich Village. Howard has studied painting with Ned Jacob, Michael J. Lynch, Mark Daley, Laura Robb, William Schultz, Robert Kuester, Charles Reed, Carolyn Anderson, Mitch Billis, Scott Christensen and most recently with Matt Smith.
Oil Painters of America inducted Howard as a Signature Member into their organization in 2003. In 2008 Friedland was honored to receive the coveted National Award of Excellence "Best of Show" at the 17th annual Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. He has also received the Award for Best painting by a Signature member from that prestigious organization. Howard has also been awarded the Best Landscape medal at the "Icons of the West" show at the Dana Gallery in Missoula Montana.
Howard was also winner of the William J. Schultz Award at the American Impressionist Society National Show.
Howard and his wife, artist Susan Blackwood, have been featured in numerous art magazines. Howard has painted, taught and exhibited extensively in the U.S. and around the world. His work is found in many private and corporate collections around the world, including museums in China.
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"Morning in Giverny"
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Howard Friedland (Born 1945)
Feature Artist Bio
December 6, 2014
"The challenge for me is always to see the world with fresh eyes and respond spontaneously to the beauty before me. I strive to capture as quickly and accurately as possible the visual sensations that I have of the subject. Back at my studio I use these "on the spot" studies for larger paintings.
I prefer to paint only enough for the viewer to get a clear vision of what the subject is and suggest the rest. When the painting is viewed close up you can see the many colorful brush strokes, as you step further away the brush strokes disappear and your eye pulls the whole painting together. That is what the magic of painting is about for me. This allows the viewer to use their own imagination and participate in the painting."
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