Behrens – Evening Shadows

Our next exhibit will feature artworks of Chicago native, Howard Behrens.

Born in Chicago, Illinois and raised near Washington, D.C., Howard Behrens (1933-2014) was one of the world’s most renowned palette artists, inspired to create his many masterpieces with a palette knife – a tool artists traditionally use to mix oil paints before applying them to canvas with a paint brush. “I kept changing my style,” he explains. “I feel like every painting is a prerequisite for the next painting. You come across something that really rings a bell and starts you thinking differently, and you continue on with that new technique, style or subject matter. That’s how I eventually got into palette knife painting. It was an evolutionary thing.