Peter HowsonPlebs Angelica

In the thirty years we have shown his work, Peter Howson has established a formidable reputation as one of his generation’s leading figurative painters. Many of his paintings derive inspiration from the streets of Glasgow. Streets he roamed as a student in the 1980s. He is renowned for his penetrating insight into the human condition, and his heroic portrayals of the mighty and meek. His art is described by Robert Heller as “founded in humanity, especially the human face.”