Peter Howson (born 1958) is a stunning artist from the UK who is considered one of his generation's leading figurative painters, in particular for his depiction of the human condition (facilitated by his own experiences of abuse) and for his heroic portraits. He finds much of his inspiration in the streets of Glasgow, where he grew up. His art is described by Robert Heller as "founded in Humanity,especially the human face". He has had numerous exhibitions and has found recognition in many forms, including being made the Artist in Residence at the University of St Andrews in 1985, being appointed official British war artist for Bosnia in 1993, being awarded a Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa from the University of Strathclyde in 1996 and being appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2009. In 2014 he walked across Scotland for autism. Read more about this extraordinary artist on his page on the Flowers website or on his own website.