(1846 - 1929)
William Henry Howe was active/lived in New York, Connecticut, Ohio. William Howe is known for pastoral landscape with cattle painting, illustration.
Biography William Howe
William Henry Howe was born in Ravenna, Ohio in 1846. Of
him it was written: "In the late nineteenth century no American artist
was more thoroughly identified with the painting of cows than William
Henry Howe." (Richter 128). In a style that combined Tonalism and
Realism, he was a painter of light-filled pastoral landscapes that
sometimes had sheep as well as cattle tended by their shepherds and
He began a career as a businessman in St. Louis, and in his
mid-thirties, changed course and went to Dusseldorf Germany to study
art at the Royal Academy. In 1881, he went to Paris and studied
with animal painters Felix Vuillefroy and Otto de Thoren. He also
exhibited his work at the Paris Salons and
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