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    Donna Howell-Sickles (American, 1949)
    Horse Back Cowgirl, 1985
    Mixed media on canvas
    48 x 59 inches (121.9 x 149.9 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: D. Howell 85

    PROVENANCE:
    Altermann Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 8, 2009, lot 127;
    Private collection, Old Hickory, Tennessee.

    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.


    More information about Donna Howell-Sickles, also known as Howell-Sickles, Donna, Donna Howell-Sickles.



    Condition Report*: Original canvas. Condition report alliable upon request.
    Framed Dimensions 48.5 X 59.5 Inches
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    May, 2021
    22nd Saturday
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