Rodeo Pantheon is probably his most know painting series: "The gods are tourists visiting the rodeo, isolated from what is going on around them. The nude ancients represent the aesthetic and spiritual world and the clothed cowboys represent the barbaric aspect of man."
Atlas, Private Collection
Allen, 46 x 32 inches, Artist's Collection
Gotterdammerung, 56 x 70 inches, Artist's Collection
Heroic Fredo, Artist's Collection
Hylas and Hercules at the Chutes, 30 x 30 inches, Artist's Collection
Nude Back with Bull Rider, 26 x 24 inches, Artist's Collection
The Return of Ulysses, 60 x 78.5 inches, Artist's Collection
Theseus, 38 x 44 inches, Artist's Collection
Study for Gotterdammerung, 24 x 30 inches, Artist's Collection
"Delmas Howe occupies a strange position in the American art world. Currently, he is probably America’s best-known ‘gay artist’ – in the sense that he is the best-known artist who puts homosexual feeling at the very center of his work. A large number of American gay men have learned to recognize their own feelings through stumbling across his paintings. His web-site, www.delmashowe.com gets many thousands of hits every year, and he has been further publicized by the success of the recent documentary film ‘The Truth or Consequences of Delmas Howe’, which celebrates his personality, his life-style and, most of all perhaps, the remote little town in central New Mexico where he lives and works. Young gay men regard him as a hero figure, and some even make pilgrimages to see him. Recently he was the recipient of a Governor’s Award from the State of New Mexico, a recognition not of his fame in the gay world, but of his long-sustained cultural efforts in his local community. In terms of his social significance, his career rivals that of America’s major feminist artist, Judy Chicago, who also lives in New Mexico. It is no accident that the two artists are personal friends." Edward Lucie-Smith (to read more)
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