Albany E. Howarth

(Durham, England, 1872 - 1934, Watford, England)

Europe, British

An early twentieth century English architectural and landscape etcher and water-colourist, Albany Howarth first worked as a drawing apprentice in the office of Armstrong, Whitworth. Beginning around 1905 he emerged as a major etcher and frequently exhibited at such major venues as the Fine Arts Society, the Royal Academy and with the Royal Engravers. Howarth was elected an Associate of the Royal Engravers in 1920. During his career Albany Howarth etched many great architectural views in England, Italy and (most particularly) France. He often combined etching with drypoint to achieve strong tonal effects. Many of his etchings during the 1920's were published by the Fine Art Trade Guild, London, in editions of one hundred and fifty signed impressions.


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