The Visionary Eye of Allan Stone

Allan Stone; Allan Stone Gallery, New York, c. 1975. Images courtesy of the Allan Stone Collection


Founded in 1960 by art dealer Allan Stone (1932–2006), the New York gallery known today as Allan Stone Projects has been admired for over half a century. Celebrated for its eclectic approach and early advocacy of pivotal artists of the 20th century, Allan Stone Gallery was a leading authority on Abstract Expressionism, the New York dealer for Wayne Thiebaud for over forty years, and showed the works of Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, Joseph Cornell, John Graham and John Chamberlain. Stone also promoted the work of a younger generation of artists that were in conversation with other artists in his collection, working in the mediums of assemblage, collage and new modes of abstraction. In addition to modern masterworks and contemporary art, Allan Stone also collected and exhibited international folk art, Americana and important decorative arts and industrial design.

Dean Howell b. 1941

Educated in both art and psychology, Howell brings the tradition of nineteenth century American and European figurative sculpture and drawing into the contemporary world. His portraits are an achievement of both vision and craft through their expressiveness and scale. Many of Howell's works recall Roman busts of emperors and other heroes, as well as earlier Greek sculptures of youthful athletes.

Dean Howell was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1941. He earned a doctorate in sculpture, psychology and art education in 1972 and lived and worked in New York throughout the 1980s. Along with fine art, Howell also wrote and produced plays and independent films during his time in New York. In 1992 he relocated to Santa Fe, where he currently lives, works, teaches and continues to publish academic papers on the importance of arts education. His work has been exhibited in galleries in New York and Santa Fe as well as the Albuquerque Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe.

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