Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

John Howitt

 (1885 - 1958)
John Newton Howitt was active/lived in New York.  John Howitt is known for portrait, landscape, illustrator.

Biography  
John Howitt


Illustrator and landscape painter John Newton Howitt (1885-1958) was born in White Plains, New York. His is the classic case of an artist torn between the divergent worlds of commercial and fine art and between what he considered the higher and lower levels of commercial illustration. After a successful career in major magazine illustration, he was forced by the Depression to paint for the pulp magazines, which activity he disliked intensely. He would return, at the beginning of World War II, to magazines such as Colliers and Liberty, and to his landscape painting, but, ironically, it is his illustrations of the pulps for which he is most remembered.

When, at the age of four, Howitt fell ill with polio, his father drew   ...  Displaying 750 of 3635 characters.



Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday
Biography photo for John Howitt




About  John Howitt

Born:  1885 - White Plains, New York
Died:   1958 - Port Jervis, New York
Known for:  portrait, landscape, illustrator