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Howard John Little
The Fog Rolls in Oregon Coast

c.1950

$1,800

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This artwork titled "The Fog Rolls in Oregon Coast" is an original oil on hardboard panel by American artist Howard John Little 1883-1965 It is signed at the lower right corner by the artist. The size of the panel is 19.5 x 24.35 inches, framed is 25.75 x 30.85 inches It is in very good condition. About the artist: John Howard Little 1883-1965 was an early California realist landscape painter who captured the essence of the new American frontier. He was a member of what could be considered the second generation of San Diego painters, following in the footsteps of Maurice Braun, Charles Fries and Charles Reiffel. Howard Little was born in 1883 to Charles Otis Little and Julia Griswold Little, a prominent Delaware Ohio family. As a young man he became an accomplished photographer and taxidermist, skills that would later benefit his work as a muralist for nature exhibits. Little was also fascinated with hydroplanes and aeronautics, and in 1902 he enrolled at Ohio State University where he studied engineering and art. One of his fellow students was the well-known painter George Bellows. After leaving Ohio State in 1906 he traveled to California, where he studied with the well-known stunt flier Lincoln Beachey. At the age of twenty, he again travelled west, this time to Colorado, where he worked as an assistant exhibit preparer for the Denver Museum of Natural History, painting the backgrounds for wildlife exhibits. He also began landscape painting under the guidance of the painter Henry Read. in 1916 he moved to the East Coast where he worked as a draftsman for Martin Aircraft and also the newly created Curtiss Aircraft Company. In 1918 he was employed by Army Signal Corps as an inspector of military aircraft made possible by the personal recommendation of then Senator, Warren G. Harding. In 1921 Howard and his wife moved to Chula Vista, California and did commercial illustration in addition to his painting. He studied with the well-known painters Alfred Mitchell and Maurice Braun, and in the mid-1930’s began painting professionally. During the late 1930’s he taught art in the San Diego County schools as part of the WPA Visual Curriculum Program. In 1940 he was hired to create a series of exhibits for the San Diego Museum of Natural History, the largest of which was the celebrated Migratory Birds of the Salton Sea that opened to the public in September of the following year. Howard Little often travelled the West Coast to paint, accompanied by his wife and young daughter. While the California landscape was the major focus of his paintings, his subjects also included scenes in Vermont, Washington, Arizona, Canada and Mexico. Little was a charter member of many San Diego Art institutions, and regularly exhibited his paintings in a number of local galleries. He was a founding member of the Southwest Artists Association in 1949. Howard Little was a highly regarded painter in the San Diego Art scene, showing side by side with artists Alfred Mitchell and Elliot Torrey, and became well known for his realistic painting style. His work can be found in collections and museums throughout the United States as well as England. He continued to paint until his death in 1965. Memberships: San Diego Art Guild Southwestern Art Association Chula Vista Art Guild La Mesa Foothills Art Association La Jolla Art Association San Diego Art Institute The Twenty Artists Group Selected Collections: General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Washington DC Richard Kidston Law, 1st Baron Coleraine, England McKee Foundation, Fort Worth Texas Denver Museum San Diego Museum San Diego Art Institute California Senator Bob Wilson

Details

  • Artist
    Howard John Little (1883 - 1965, American)
  • Creation Year
    c.1950
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.75 in. (65.41 cm)Width: 30.85 in. (78.36 cm)Depth: 2.15 in. (5.47 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    The artwork is in very good condition, the only damages are on the two tags on the back of the painting and some minor scratches on the back of the panel.
  • Gallery Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: lit/ore 1011stDibs: LU66633320281

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