Painter, draughtsman and teacher, born in Aberdeen. He studied at Edinburgh University and College of Art. He won a Travelling Scholarship to Italy, later winning the RSA Guthrie Award in 1978; first prize in the Scottish Open Drawing Competition in 1985; and was a Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts National Competition prizewinner. Howard taught at Gray’s Art School in Aberdeen, then from 1986 was head of painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. Howard’s works were described as “usually an intriguing, carefully balanced blend of fine draughtsmanship, fantasy and classical references”. He exhibited them in many mixed shows in Britain and abroad and had solo exhibitions at Compass Gallery, Glasgow. Contemporary Art Society, City Art Centre in Edinburgh and many Scottish galleries hold his work.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)