Felicie Waldo Howell painted both still lifes and landscapes, yet the majority of her work comprised street views of New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, and sites along Cape Ann, where by 1917 she had established a summer residence at Rocky Neck. The bustling streets and docks of Gloucester and Rockport offered a wealth of material for her oils and watercolors, and she also applied her talents to scenes of Salem, Newburyport, and Martha’s Vineyard.
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Several examples of her bustling street scenes and neighborhood views were featured in a 1918 solo exhibition of Howell’s work at the Memorial Art Gallery at Rochester, New York, and in solo shows at New York City’s Macbeth Galleries in 1919, 1920, and 1921 and 1932. The artist was particularly attracted to old houses, some famous, some less so, yet all were rendered with her distinctive way of finding beauty in the commonplace.
Private collection, New York, New York
1). Godel & Co. Fine Art, New York, New York, with painting description
2). Brock & Co., Concord, Massachusetts, with painting description