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The Brink

© Peter Howson. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

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Howson’s painting is characterised by strong draughtsmanship and even stronger images. In general he depicts a male-dominated world, populated by victim and victimiser (often the victim is also the victimiser), which is drawn from his experiences in the Army and of Glasgow working-class life when he dropped out from Glasgow School of Art for two years. Aggression and depression are recurring themes in Howson’s work.

The Fleming Collection



The Brink




oil on canvas


H 213.3 x W 152.4 cm

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The Fleming Collection

14 Buckingham Street, London, Greater London WC2N 6DF England

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