American ( b.1935 )
|Image size||10.6 inches x 13.6 inches ( 27cm x 34.5cm )|
|Frame size||19.3 inches x 22 inches ( 49cm x 56cm )|
Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art; this original oil painting by Douglas Van Howd.
The painting is presented and supplied in its original ornate frame (which is shown in these photographs).
Douglas Van Howd is a painter and sculptor, born in Nevada, United States, in 1935. He has become well-known worldwide for his wildlife and western creations. He received his advanced art education at the highly acclaimed Art Center School in Southern California, where he began to develop his exquisite lifelike detailed style that enhances the grace and movement he captures in his work. He is hugely respected in his field and his works are found in collections worldwide.
Doug Van Howd has been commissioned to do work for heads of countries. His oil painting of Yellowstone Falls was presented to the Queen of the Netherlands during the Netherlands-American Bicentennial celebrations in Washington DC. He has twice been received as a guest of the government of Taiwan to present his works to President Chiang Ching-Kuo and President Lee Teng-hui. His bald eagle “Masters of the Wind” is displayed in the office of the Secretary of the Interior, Washington DC, his portrait of Attorney General Edwin Meece hangs in the Hall of Justice,. His well-known “Friends of Freedom” bronze sculpture, after many years in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, has a new home in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Van Howd owns and operates a company called Sierra Sculpture, Inc. which specializes in the production of monumental bronze statues. Since 1988, he has been commissioned to place monumental sculptures in museums, resorts, corporate grounds, city sites and private estates throughout the United States and many have become tourist attractions in their own right.
A tender safari scene, of a zebra mare with her young foal in the midst of scorched African grasslands. The mare stands proud and protective as her foal shelters from the heat of the sun by sitting beneath her. The black and white stripes of the animals are brilliantly rich and sharp, in contrast to the muted tones of the surrounding scrubland. There is a tree in the background and sparse bush in the foreground.