Award-winning and nationally collected artist Howard Kline is celebrating his successful 50-year art career with his Anniversary Art Show and Studio Tour on April 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at his studio located at 2826 East Calle Glorietta, in Tucson.
“I have a very rich background in all schools of art,” says Kline, who points out that seemingly casual expressionistic works are built on a classical design structure. “My history as a New England Lobster Fisherman, my love for the sea and my rock ‘n roll and jazz drumming have contributed to the inspiration for my work. I describe my collective works as the best of abstraction and the figure. This painting style is borne from the highly emotional Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1940s, which has strong emotional content that captures the essence of the moment with intense spontaneityusing vibrant color, shapes and forms."
After graduating art school, opening his own gallery and spending 45 years painting in New England and California, Kline wanted to be in a less conservative environment and moved his studio to Tucson—“where there are 350 days of sunshine, friendly people and a vibrant art scene.”For more information, call 520-344-7885 or visit HowardKline.com. See ad, page 8.