Lillian Harris Howen was born in Pine Bluff, AR on March 3, 1903. Lillian studied at the University of California before her marriage to artist Ellis Howen. The couple settled in Bakersfield, CA about 1940 and became active in the local art scene. Mrs. Howen died in Riverside, CA on Sept. 29, 1985.
Exh: SWA, 1940s; Bakersfield AA, 1944-58; Kern Co. Fair, 1945-57 (prizes); Glendale AA, 1949; Calif. State Fair, 1950; Calif. Art Club, 1953-58; Haggin Museum (Stockton), 1955; De Young Museum, 1956-58.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Who's Who in American Art
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