Mark Howson was born in Staffordshire, England and arrived Australia in 1969. He was a founding member of Roar Studios - one of Melbourne's earliest (fiercest) artist-run-initiatives.
Howson’s work is highly regarded for it’s meditative, cubist style, which developed from vigourous expressionism into avant-garde abstraction. Popular representations include simple, textural forms in carefully balanced, bright compositions.
Howson’s work is held across Australian collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Gallery of Australia, as well as numerous regional galleries. He has completed sculpture commissions for the National Gallery of Australia.
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