Howard received his Bachelor of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in 1962.  During his student years he apprenticed under Theodore Roszak, American sculptor, as a welder and fabricator of steel sculpture. In 1968 he started his career as an illustrator of children’s books, trade & text. Twenty five years later, he was awarded a teaching fellowship for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts – Art in Education program and taught for 26 years, integrating curriculum with various art forms as different pathways to learning. He is a permanent roster teaching artist for NJSCA.
The transition from children’s book illustrator to printmaker (monoprints) to artist in residence to digital printmaker spanned over forty five years. In 1989 he studied under the guidance of master printmaker Roberto De Lamonica.
Howard was awarded First Prize in the 2017 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards and Honorable Mention in the 2018, 2015 and 2013 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. His publication credits include: illustrated poems – The Mendham Poems and Elegy for my Father; The Paterson Literary Review; The Great Falls, An Anthology of Poems about Paterson, New Jersey, Lips publishing, Cyclemens Swords Publishing, and Jane’s Boy press. His early illustrations are in the permanent collection of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Ma., and The Zimmerlli Art Museum, Rutgers University. His illustrated Children’s Story, “Kates Dream” is currently seeking agent representation.
One person and group exhibitions have included: Rosalind & Alfred Lippman Gallery, Short Hills, NJ,Maurice Pines Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ, Watchung Art Center; inclusion in: Visuart, an international exhibition in Havana and Cienfuegos, Cuba; “Old is Good”, Studio Montclair at Montclair Library, Montclair NJ; Grace Van Vorst Exhibition, Jersey City, NJ; The Studio Space on Madison, Dumont NJ; “Duets” at the Drawing Room, Jersey City, NJ ; Wiseman Gallery Rogue Community College, “The Subject is War”, Grants Pass OR; Solo exhibition Trinity Church Allandale NJ, Paterson Art Walk; Solo exhibition, Hob’art Gallery, Hoboken NJ; solo exhibition JCC of the Palisades , Tenafly, NJ; Paterson ART Walk; Clifton Art Center, Clifton NJ, The Bergen Museum, NJ;  The Piermont Flywheel Gallery, Piermont NY; Hobart, Hoboken NJ;  George Segal Gallery, Montclair NJ; Jewel Spiegel Gallery, Englewood NJ; Belskie Museum, Closter NJ; Cooperstown Art Center, Cooperstown, NY; Foundry Art Center, ST. Charles, MO; South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA; Monmouth University, Monmouth NJ; Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ;  Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters; Fairleigh Dickinson University; Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College;Passaic Community College, Paterson, NJ;  RH Love Gallery, Chicago, Ill; Gallery Renee Denise, Chicago Ill.  

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