In addition to portraits, Howard
J. Morgan also paints landscapes, religious pictures and murals —
but his renown will ultimately rest in his conversation pictures which
are often profoundly disturbing and tantalizingly indecipherable; demanding
but with an underlying humour. He is often compared to Sargent, but
a truer comparison would lie with Annibale Carracci, whose stylistic
freedom of movement and impastotechnique captured the imagination of
post Renaissance Roman patrons.
In 1990, the Richmond Gallery devoted
an opening night to just one painting: ‘La
Soirée du Comte Frederique de la Chasseur’ Numerous
other exhibitions have been held at galleries including Anthony Mould,
Claridges, Agnew’s, Cadogan Contemporary Watercolours and The Eaton Gallery.