Howard Berelson

Howard Berelson


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 Howard received his Bachelor of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in 1962.  During his student years he apprenticed under Theodore Roszak, American sculptor, as a welder and fabricator of steel sculpture. In 1968 he became an illustrator of children’s books, trade & text. Howard is in the permanent collection of Children’s Literature, Zimmerli Art Museum, and Rutgers University and in the permanent collection of the Bergen Museum, as well as in private collections.

One person and selected group exhibitions have included: The Bergen Museum, NJ;  The Piermont Flywheel Gallery, Piermont NY; Hobart, Hoboken NJ;  George Segal Gallery, Montclair NJ; Jewel Spiegel Gallery, Englewood NJ; Belskie Museum, Closter NJ; Cooperstown Art Center, Cooperstown, NY; Foundry Art Center, ST. Charles, MO; South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA; Monmouth University, Monmouth NJ; Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ;  Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters; Fairleigh Dickinson University; Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College; Passaic Community College, Paterson, NJ;  RH Love Gallery, Chicago, Ill; Gallery Renee Denise, Chicago Ill.

Howard is a permanent teaching artist for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Art in Education Program, teaching for over 25 years. The transition from children’s book illustrator to printmaker (monoprints) to artist in residence to digital printmaker spanned over forty years. Howard left the field of children’s book illustration to find his direction. In 1989 he studied under the guidance of master printmaker Roberto De Lamonica and discovered his voice. The Dog Series and the Persona Series, reflected that voice.

 Works  exhibited at Piermont Flywheel Gallery: Death in the Garden of Eden, Oldupai Gorge, Serengeti Plain, Tanzania; was inspired by a recent trip to Kenya and Tanzania,  Fall from Paradise # 2, marks a return to narrative imagery.

Anguished Woman on a Field of Words, Mostar Anguished Woman, Mostar, The Killing, The Man that Climbed out of a Hole and The Stars That Disappeared  continues his present direction of written and illustrated works , part of a book of illustrated poetry in progress.

Recent work:  untitled (featured Image)  and Burning Tree speak to current theme.s

Howard is a past member and President of the Piermont Flywheel Gallery, Piermont NY and a current member of Hob’art Gallery, Hoboken NJ and on line –  Pro Arts and Caladan Gallery.

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