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Painter, and teacher, born in London, where he continued to live, married to the artist Christa Gaa. He studied at Hornsey College of Art, 1949–53, Royal College of Art, 1955–8, and won a British Council Scholarship to Florence, 1958–9. Was elected NEAC, 1962, in 1998 its president; ROI, 1966; RWA, 1981; RWS, 1983; and RA, 1991. His many awards were the First Prize in the Lord Mayor’s Art Award, 1966; First Prize Arundel Art Centre, 1969; he was a prizewinner at John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool, 1978; and at John Laing Exhibition, 1979. Won First Prize, Hunting Group Award, 1982; was a prizewinner at RWA in 1983; and at NEAC Centenary Exhibition, 1986. Howard was appointed official artist in Northern Ireland by Imperial War Museum in 1973–8.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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