Arts Everyday Living: Have You Heard of This Artist? On the Edge of the Sea, A Rival for Homer?

Howard Russell Butler, Maine Coast (#31), c. 1920, pastel on paper mounted on paperboard sheet, 5 1/2 x 8 3/8 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Howard Russell Baker, Jr., 1978



Title: Maine Coast (#31), c. 1920

Howard Russell Butler (1856-1934)


Have you ever stood on the edge of the ocean? Where the incoming waves crash upon the jagged rocks, then recede into the vastness of the sea. In contrast to the  calmness of the watery horizon miles away, resting just beneath the gray-blue sky.

American painter Howard Russell Baker was a multi-talented individual, not only pursing an artistic career, but also responsible for helping in the construction as well as design of art and scientific buildings in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.





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