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John Howard

 (1908 - 1980)
John Howard was active/lived in Arkansas, Georgia.  John Howard is known for still life and narrative painting, abstraction, teaching, murals.

Biography   John Howard


African-American artist and arts educator John Miller Howard was born in Alcorn, Mississippi in 1908. After graduating from Alcorn College in 1934, he began his career as a principal of a school in Toomsuba, Mississippi, where in addition to his duties overseeing the education of students, he also served as a public health officer. Howard continued to work as a commercial artist on the side.

After serving in this capacity for some time, he received a scholarship for summer study at Atlanta University. Here, he studied under Hale Woodruff. Howard made such a favorable impression on Woodruff that he was offered another scholarship and a job teaching at the Laboratory High School connected with the university.

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