Born in Boulder, CO on Aug. 6, 1906. Howell settled in Pasadena with his family in 1909. He began painting in the 1920s in his preferred medium, watercolors. After graduating from UCLA, he earned his M.A. degree from Columbia University in 1930. In that year he married artist Frances Schumann and began teaching in the Pasadena public schools where he remained for 41 years. In his leisure he painted landscapes, seascapes, and still lifes. Howell died in Menifee, CA on Jan. 7, 1990. Exh: American Painters & Sculptors, LACMA, 1931; Pasadena Music Arts Club from 1931; So. Calif. Festival of Allied Arts, 1947 (1st prize); Pasadena Art Inst., 1949; Rancho Santa Fe Library, 1984 (with his wife).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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