Robert Howey was born in 1900 in West Hartlepool, where he worked for the majority of his career, to Staithes Group artist John William Howey.
Until his death in 1981, Howey conquered watercolour painting, becoming particularly well known for his coastal landscape and Lake District scenes, but worked also in pastel, oil and linocut. A master of clouds and trees caught in motion by the wind, and of light skimming the surface of water, his watercolours share with his linocuts a hint of the Japanese – whether in the brushwork of the former or the composition of the latter.
He exhibited his works at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Leipzig Fair and regularly at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle. He held a solo exhibition at the Grey Art Gallery, Hartlepool, in 1949.
Exhibitions at Gallagher & Turner:
101 Years of British Art
15 September - 21 October 2017