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    Donna Howell-Sickles (American, b. 1949)
    Apples of Discord, 1989
    Oil and charcoal on canvas
    58-1/2 x 58-1/2 inches (148.6 x 148.6 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Donna Howell-Sickles 5/89
    Signed, dated, and titled on the reverse: Apples of Discord / Donna Howell-Sickles 89

    Writing about the art of Donna Howell-Sickles in Wildlife Art Magazine, Judy Archibald stated, "the cowgirls in Donna Howell Sickles paintings dance through life in joyous abandonment, exploding off the canvas in spontaneous action and vibrant colors. These Red Horse Riders flirt with cowboys, tame bulls, and run with horses. They are self-confident, saucy women who live life to the fullest." That sort of response is not an uncommon reaction to Howell-Sickles depictions of western women. Cowgirls have been at the center of her work since her student days at Texas Tech University, where she ran across a vintage hand colored photograph from the 1930's of rodeo cowgirls. She soon began incorporating cowgirls into her art and they now form the center of her work. She skillfully melds the cowgirl theme with allusions to Greek and Roman mythology to produce colorful and vibrant images that have an infectious energy.


    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; there appears to be no major visible condition issues to note. Framed Dimensions 59 X 59 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    13th Saturday
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