When the Apple Ripens: Peter Howson at 65: A Retrospective

  • 01 June 2023 - 01 October 2023
  • £6.50 - £8.50 per person
  • City Art Centre

The first major Peter Howson retrospectiveexhibition opens at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre.

Peter Howson Standing In Front Of His Painting Wagner 2023 Oil On Canvas The Artist Photographer Greg Macvean(Image Credit: Greg Macvean)

Featuring over 100 works, many of which have never been seen in public, this is an extraordinary collection of works from one of the UK’s leading contemporary figurative artists.

Spread over four floors, visitors have the opportunity to see some of Howson’s earliest works, such as his depictions of working-class Glasgow men; the powerful images captured during his time as Official War Artist in Bosnia; and more recent work inspired by his ongoing faith journey, including his Stations of the Cross series.

When the Apple Ripens: Peter Howson at 65: A Retrospective runs from 27 May - 01 October 2023 at the City Art Centre. Tickets are available to purchase in advance here

The City Art Centre is one of Edinburgh’s main public art galleries, with a varied programme of exhibitions and events. Close to Waverley train station, it aims to champion historic and contemporary Scottish visual and applied arts. An escalator and lift provide easy access to six floors. Mimi's Bakehouse is situated on the ground floor, open daily 9am-5pm (last sit ins at 4:30pm) offering coffee, cake and an all-day brunch menu.

 Peter Howson The Heroic Dosser 1987 Oil On Canvas 1978 X 2138Cm National Galleries Of Scotland

 (The Heroic Dosser, Peter Howson, 1987) 

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