Memorial Minute for Robert Howard, Art Department (UNC, Chapel Hill) Written by Richard Kinnaird and Dennis Zaborowski
Robert Howard, who died in June 1999 after a lengthy illness, served on the faculty from 1951 until his retirement in 1988.
The artist was raised in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, a small town near Tulsa. He attended Phillips University for one year before entering the Army where he served as an anti aircraft artilleryman with General Patton's forces in France and Germany. After World War II, he returned to the University of Tulsa graduating with a Master of Art in Sculpture in 1949. Howard returned to Europe for one year post-graduate study with Osip Zadkin in Paris. After completing his studies, Ho
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