Still Life:
Howard Post 
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A. "3185"
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B. "5137"
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C. "7634"
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D. "7635"
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E. "7636"
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Howard Post was raised amidst the sights and excitement of cowboys, cattle and the American Rodeo. By the time he was 14, he was in the competition himself, eventually becoming the high school All-Around Rodeo Champion and then riding for the University of Arizona's rodeo team. Although the rodeo provides much of his subject matter, Post thinks of himself, "not as a cowboy who paints, but an artist who happens to have been a cowboy."

After receiving his BFA, then MFA from the University of Arizona, Post worked as an art director for a major Phoenix advertising agency while continuing to develop his painting full time and has since become recognized as one of the foremost contemporary western artists living today.

Although he is primarily known for his large-scale oil paintings of cowboys, horses and the Southwest, Post's inimitable style can also be seen in his pastel still lifes of fruit, vegetables and pottery. In addition, he has illustrated several children's books including, The Magic Boots and Under the Moon and Stars.

He has been featured twice on the cover of Southwestern Art magazine and his works are in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian Institute; the U.S. Postal Service in Washington D.C.; AT&T Corporation, Morristown, New Jersey and Standard Oil Corporation, Houston, Texas.


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