Renowned contemporary artist: Peter Howson OBE

With his distinctive style, powerful imagery, and unapologetic exploration of the human condition, Howson's art has left an indelible mark on the art world. 

Born on March 27, 1958, in London, Peter Howson grew up in Scotland, where he developed a passion for art from a young age. His fascination with drawing and painting led him to study at the Glasgow School of Art, where he honed his skills and developed a unique style that would become his artistic signature.


Despite the often dark nature of his subject matter, there is a profound sense of humanity and compassion in Howson's art. He seeks to shed light on the struggles and complexities of life, urging viewers to confront uncomfortable realities and engage in a deeper understanding of the human experience.

One of his most famous series, "The Prophecy," is a haunting depiction of the horrors of war, drawing from his experiences as an official war artist during the Bosnian War. These powerful images serve as a stark reminder of the devastating impact of conflict on human lives.

Peter Howson's talent has earned him widespread recognition and acclaim throughout his career. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to the visual arts.

His art continues to captivate audiences, provoking thought and evoking strong emotions while highlighting the power of art to challenge and inspire.

At Hancock Gallery, we're proud to be home to a select collection of Peter Howson artwork, available for purchase with the option of a 10 month 0% finance plan.

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