Paintings, Drawings & Mixed Media

Howard Knotts, who lived and worked in Dutchess County for 40 years, painted intimate, ethereal oils inspired by the Hudson River landscape and his homestead in Bangall, N.Y. His light palette and loose style have more commonality with artists such as Jean Dubuffet or Paul Klee than with purveyors of the classic earth tones and precise draftsmanship of the Hudson River tradition such as Cole and Church, yet his love for the landscape and his ability to let its inner essence shine through connects him to his Hudson Valley predecessors without "following" them.

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Howard Knotts' paintings are hung in major museums across the United States. And he also was a highly regarded author and illustrator of children's books and illustrated a number of prized children's books during his long career.