Margaret Maitland Howard (1898-1983)
|Artist Name||Margaret Maitland Howard (1898-1983)|
|Title||Nude Young Man Lying on an Animal Skin|
|Description||This unusual nude figurative romantic neo-classical style oil painting is by noted exhibited British female artist Margaret Maitland Howard. There is a further painting verso of a man sitting on a stool and the date Feb 1921 plus other details. The composition is perfect with the pale skin of the young man's body against the black background above and the warm tones of the animal skin below. He is holding an object by his head and so his flexed muscles can be perfectly portrayed. A very well executed nude painting by a talented artist.
Inscribed verso and dated 1921. A further painting also verso.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||30 x 20 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a maple frame, 38 inches by 28 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Margaret Maitland Howard (1898 – 1983) was a painter, illustrator and draughtsman. Born in London, she studied at the Byam Shaw and Vicat Cole School of Art and Royal Academy Schools, where she was a multiple silver medal-winner. She exhibited at the RA, NEAC and SWA, amongst others. Though a 20th Century artist her best work has a romantic neo-classical style reminiscent of the Pre-Raphaelites and late Victorian classicists.|