Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos

June 21–October 1, 2017

Discover the enigmatic work of this pioneering yet underrecognized painter, who bridged figurative, Surrealist, and abstract currents in modern art.

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  • Charles Howard: Prescience, 1942; oil on canvas; 28 1/4 x 40 1/2 in.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, 1942.

  • Charles Howard: The Aimant, 1949; oil on canvas mounted on board; 12 x 16 in.; BAMPFA, purchase made possible through a bequest of Phoebe Apperson Hearst, by exchange, and funds provided by the Norma H. Schlesinger, Andrew & Paul Spiegel Fund, the Marcia Simon Weisman Foundation Fund, the Jan Boyce Fund for Contemporary Art, the Friends and Trustees Acquisitions Endowment Fund, and Sally B. Woodbridge.

  • Charles Howard: Hare Corner, 1939; gouache and graphite on paper; 26 5/8 × 35 7/8 in.; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, purchase, with funds from the Katherine Schmidt Shubert Purchase Fund. Digital image © The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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