01 Jan Post, Howard
Born 1948 in Tucson, Arizona; lives in Tucson, Arizona
2021, oil, 24 x 48 inches
I can’t recall my first attraction to the natural rhythms and patterns of horses and livestock as they gather together. The color variations as well as the natural abstract design qualities has always been intriguing to me. It’s these qualities that attract me initially but the payoff is that they are live animals with unique personalities and character.
A THIRD-GENERATION ARIZONIAN, Howard Post grew up on a small ranch near Tucson in southern Arizona. He attended the University of Arizona where he completed his BFA and MFA degrees. In the early 1970s he worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for a variety of clients throughout the United States. After serving on the faculty at both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, Post began painting full-time.
Post’s work can be found in a variety of collections including the Smithsonian; the U.S. Postal Service; the Tampa, Eiteljorg, Denver, Phoenix, Whitney, and National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museums; and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. His work has also been featured in many magazines and in the books Leading the West: 100 Contemporary Artists and Howard Post: Western Perspectives, a new retrospective by Rose Fredrick Productions.
Notable Awards and Achievements
2018 Tucson Museum of Art, The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post, Traveling Exhibition
2017 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artist of Distinction Award
2012 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Victor Higgins Award of Distinction (also 2010)
2012 Phoenix Art Museum, The West Select, Gold Medal for Painting
2010 Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Best of Show Award
2010 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Prix de West, Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award
2009 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Palette Award
Western Art Collector