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Howard Saunders

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20130308195711-as_all_in_the_family
All in the Family, 2013 Mixed Media 30" X 22" © Howard Saunders
20130308195911-as_cop-art_1
Cop Art 1, 2013 Collage, Watercolor, Ink, Crayon on Paper 30" X 22" © Howard Saunders
20130308200117-as_cop_art_2
Cop Art 2, 2013 Acryllic, Watercolor, Ink on Paper 30" X 22" © Howard Saunders
20130308200635-as_nalogy
How to Draw a Nalogy, 2012 Watercolor, Acrylic, Ink on Paper, Collage 30" X 22" © Howard Saunders
20130308200940-as_imagine-o_line
AxeMan at the Imagine'o Line, 2012 Watercolor, Ink, Acryllic on Paper. 30" X 22" © Howard Saunders
20130308203618-as_face-off
AxeMan and Marina A. Face Off, 2012 Watercolor, Ink, Acryllic on Paper. 30" X 22" © Howard Saunders
20130308204008-as_axeman_vs_the_mitt
Proxy Baptisms and The Mitt, 2012 Watercolor, Acrylic, Ink on Paper 30" X 22" © Howard Saunders
Quick Facts
Birthplace
NYC
Birth year
1940
Lives in
Hudson NY
Works in
Hudson NY/Brooklyn NY
Schools
School of Visual Arts New York (SVA), 1982
University of California, San Diego (UCSD), 1971
Tags
mixed media, watercolor, acrylics, works-on-paper, modern, figurative
http://howardsaunders.org/wp/postings/

In 2007, after working in a Labor/Environmental think tank for thirty years, Howard Saunders began developing his own art, free from the restraints of bureaucracy. His first endeavor was the creation of a public installation, URmonumental, on Warren Street, the main thoroughfare in Hudson, NY. The installation and the self-published documentation was a commentary/satire inspired by the opening exhibition of Unmonumental at the New Museum on the Bowery. 

In 2009, Howard Saunders created AxeMan, an anthropomorphized alter ego. In a, 56” x 48”, he sent AxeMan on a coast-to-coast-to-coast journey that would become the underpinnings of a faux graphic memoir and more. Saunders had some contact with the world of conceptual art in the early 1970s at UCSD in San Diego, but it was cut short when he meandered into the counter culture, the Civil Rights and Anti War movements. That did not stop him from paying close attention to art world developments and trends during his years on the job.

With URmonumental he put on a new set of lenses. With AxeMan, the journey of the visual social critic continues.

His blog, AxeMan Speaks, can be found at http://howardsaunders.org/wp/postin...