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Busser Howell is an abstract expressionist painter and sculptor who lives and works in New York City.His painting has undergone a steady and restless evolution, from the exploration of geometrical shapes as a vocabulary for generating harmony and luminosity, to a series of tar paper and mastic aerial-view collages evoking the landscape of night bombing at the beginning of the Iraq war, to a period of more densely-textured works that were both more formal in the rectilinear division of the canvas but wilder and more experimental in the use of texture in paint and through the introduction of accordion-folded or twisted paper applied as a substructure that Howell would then work over with paint.Howell’s tryptic painting “Never Forget 2” is in the 9/11 Memorial and Museum collection in New York. Other work is in the collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut. His paintings have been shown at the Rockland Center for the Arts (Oct-Nov 2019), the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, and the Museum of the Permian Basin, Texas. His wire sculpture has been exhibited at the Morgan Museum, Lexington, Kentucky (1961).


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