Howard Newman was born in Brooklyn, New York in August, 1950, and always enjoyed drawing as a youngster experimenting with pastels and charcoal. He attended the High School of Art and Design, a gifted High School for students with exceptional talent in the fine arts. He majored in advertising design and illustration. In 1968 Howard attended the New York Institute of Technology, majoring in painting and photography. After graduating in 1973, he went to work as an illustrator for Strauss Stores, which ran ads twice per week in the N.Y. Daily News showing Howard’s illustrations. Howard’s original illustrations were being seen throughout the New York area on a weekly basis!
Although he was a successful commercial artist, in 1974 he decided to change direction and enrolled in Hunter College in Manhattan earning his teaching degree while still working as a commercial artist. Upon obtaining his teaching degree, Howard moved to South Florida and taught fine arts in the Dade County Public School system for 7 years. While teaching, he earned his Master’s Degree at Nova University.
As Howard is very experimental and creative, during the 1980’s he once again decided to try something new and started his own graphics company. This business proved to be fruitful and Howard worked at it for 10 years.
During this time, he met model and photographer Bunny Yaeger in Miami, who told Howard he had the right look for movies and commercials. Howard, at the same time, formed a rock n’ roll band with his wife, Ivy, who was a trained vocalist and keyboard player, and performed in South Florida. Acting jobs started coming in as well as auditions, and Howard appeared in 12 movies, the Miami Vice T.V. show, as well as many commercials from 1982-1984.
Howard traveled to France during the summer of 1983, and after touring the Louvre in Paris, Howard was so moved by the impressionist paintings, he decided to devote his life to painting full time.
There was one more career move on the horizon for Howard, and that was the desire to help people using his creative and healing energy with his hands. Howard went back to school and received his state license in Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Therapy. In 1996 he opened Advanced Therapeutics and Health Care at University Hospital. Howard loves to help people using his hands with various healing techniques to help ease their physical pain.
In the late 1980s, Howard returned to New York City after living in Florida for 20 years. He saw New York with a fresh eye and was so impressed with the architecture and storefronts that he decided to shift from landscapes to New York street scenes. Howard had such a fondness of his childhood in New York that he also includes many nostalgic scenes of old New York in his paintings.
Howard’s original paintings have been shown in various galleries around the United States including Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Howard’s painting brings him great joy and expresses happiness for his love of nature as well as the city.
Currently Howard Newman is busy creating new paintings and exhibiting in galleries throughout the United States. Howard has been featured in the following galleries:
|S. Feinman Gallery||Soho, New York City|
|Robley Gallery||Roslyn, NY|
|Akontempo Gallery||Delray Beach. FL|
|Old Town Gallery||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||Solo Show|
|Kearon-Hempenstall Gallery||Jersey City, NJ||Solo Show|
|Soundview Gallery||Port Jefferson, NY|
|La Mamma La Galleria||East Village, New York City||Solo Show|
|Millennium Gallery||East Hampton, NY|
|Coconut Grove Art Gallery||Coconut Grove, FL|
|Center for Emerging Art||Miami Beach, FL||Solo Show|
|Neumann Fine Arts Gallery||Delray Beach, FL|
|New London Art Society & Gallery||New London, CT||Solo Show|
|CCRI Lincoln Campus||Rhode Island||Solo Show|
|Compliments Art Gallery||Providence, RI|
|Curren Art Gallery at Bailey Concert Hall||Davie, FL||Solo Show|
|Artrageous Fine Art Gallery||Palm Beach, FL|
|Sharon-Scott Gallery of Fine Arts||Boca Raton, FL|
|He’la Gallery||Cedarhurst, NY||Solo Show|
|Ocean Walk Fine Arts||Hollywood, FL|
|Art and Light||Lake Worth, FL|
|Deligney Gallery – Las Olas Blvd||Ft. Lauderdale, FL|
|Taylor Fine Arts||Washington, DC|
|Cue Bee Gallery||Port Washington, NY|
|Sterling Signature Gallery||Miami Beach, FL||Solo Show|
|Gallery 1||Boca Raton, FL|
|Jockey Club Art Gallery||Miami, FL|
|Steiner Fine Arts||Miami, FL|
|Arthurian Gallery||Skokie, IL|
|Art Resources, Ltd||Riviera Beach, FL|
|Genre Art Gallery||Burbank, CA|
|Agora Art Gallery||New York, NY|
|Bergen Museum of Art and Science||Paramus, NJ|
|Graves Museum Art and Archeology||Hollywood, FL|