biography of Howard KANOVITZ (1929-2009)

Birth place: Fall River, MA

Profession: Painter

Studied: Providence Col. (B.S., 1949); RI Sch. Des., 1949-51; also with Franz Kline, 1951-52.

Exhibited: Mus. Contemp. Art, Chicago, Ill., 1971; Hayward Gal., London, Eng., 1971; Am. Inst. Arts & Lett., 1972; WMAA, 1965, 1967, 1972; Documenta 5, Kassel, Ger., 1972; Gal. M.E Thelen, Cologne, West Germany, 1970s

Work: WMAA; Wallraf-Richartz Mus., Cologne, Ger.; Neue Galerie Stadt Aachen, Ger.; Mus. Contemp. Art, Utrecht, Holland; Goteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden. Commissions: The Opening, 180 Beacon Corp., Boston, Mass., 1967; A Death in TremÈ, Florists Transworld Delivery Collection, Detroit, Mich., 1971; Collector's Wall, F.K. Johnssen, Essen, Ger., 1971.

Comments: Preferred medium: acrylics. Teaching: instr. painting & design, Brooklyn Col., 1961-64; instr. 2-D design, Pratt Inst., 1964-66.

Sources: WW73; B.H. Friedman, "Focus on Physical Reality," Art News, (Oct., 1966); Rosalind Constable, "Style of the Year: the In-humanists," New Yorker mag. (Dec. 16, 1968); Peter Sager, "Neve Formen des Realismus," Mag. Kunst, 1971.