ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Howie Green
MARTIN Gallery of Fine Art presents the pop art world of accomplished artist, Howie Green. Green’s paintings are characteristic of the pop art movement – bold and colorful. The gallery is currently featuring works that depict famous musicians and notable sports figures, many with Indiana roots.
Green’s artistic career stemmed from his childhood dream of becoming a cartoonist. When he was 11 years old, he received a Christmas present consisting of a large pad of multi-colored newsprint paper and some drawing supplies. From there, something clicked inside of him and he has been drawing ever since. He has always been a pop-culture collector and enthusiast heavily influenced by the likes of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
When Green entered art school at RIT in Rochester, NY, it was the mid-60’s and an explosive time in popular culture. As a student, he met and collaborated with several artists who would later make their mark in the art world such as Mike Gilbert, Karin (Harter/Berg) Lewis and notable painter, Peter Berg. After school, Green worked for the next several decades as an award-winning illustrator and designer. It wasn’t until 1992, when he finally gained notoriety for his paintings with the publication of his book Jazz Fish Zen: Adventures in Mamboland.
Visit the MARTIN Gallery of Fine Art to view Howie Green’s work and discuss custom sizes and commissions with owner, Marlon Marton. MARTIN Gallery of Fine Art, Indiana Design Center, Suite 120-B, http://martingalleryoffineart.com/product-category/artwork/pop-art/
Gallery Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.