Howard Sherman has been leading a new generation of bombastic contemporary painters in the Texas art world. Sherman’s typically human-scale canvases carry traces of his background in cartooning, offsetting the loud, raw power of his aggressive paint strokes with a playful sense of humor. His smaller works on paper show an intuitive use of material in a distilled yet assertive manner. Sherman was featured in a solo traveling exhibition originating at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. His work is in several museum collections and is on permanent display at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. Sherman has been profiled several times in New American Paintings, his work appears in the 2010 book Texas Artists Today and has been chosen for the cover of the recently released book Texas Abstract:Modern/Contemporary by Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards. Rice University is now collecting his personal artifacts for their research center.