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William Henry Howe (1849 - 1929)
William Henry Howe was an American artist noted for his paintings of cattle. Cattle, in fact, would remain the lifelong focus of his artistic pursuits and the knowledge of their forms expressed in his paintings allowed him to create compelling pastoral scenes whose simple subject matter belied the technical ability exhibited in their creation.
Howe received his artistic training in animal painting in Paris. The majority of his most successful years were enjoyed during the early part of the 20th Century. He was a boarder at Florence Griswold's famous art colony in Old Lyme, CT-one of the first, in fact-where he resided with his wife, after being encouraged to join by his nephew Will Howe Foote, an accomplished painter in his own right.
He maintained his studio in a barn across from the main boarding house near his nephew's. He was older than most of the artists who lived at the colony. They often affectionately referred to him as "uncle". His incredible proficiency as a painter earned him the French Cross of the Legion of Honor.
Though his paintings are popular with collectors today, William Henry Howe enjoyed a diminished commercial success during the later years of his life.