Born in 1954 in Salt Lake City (Utah, USA), Anthony Howe attended the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, followed by Cornell University and the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting. He is regarded a strikingly innovative protagonist of the contemporary art scene for his mesmerizing wind-driven sculptures. With his Lucea he impressed actors and audience at the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony. One year earlier he had amazed with the athletes, spectators and dignitaries attending the Olympic Games opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the cauldron made on commission of the steering committee.
Moving gracefully yet powerfully, that pinnacle of artistic achievement mirrored Howe’s vision ‘to replicate the sun using movement to mimic its pulsing energy and reflection of light’.
With his dazzling kinetic sculptures coming to life in his home studio and sculpture park on Orcas Island since the late 1980s, after distinguishing himself as a watercolourist, Anthony Howe boasts having his creations shown in public spaces around the world, including Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, Southern California, and New York City.