Robert Viven Howard was born in Canada in 1890. Howard moved to Monterey, CA in 1923 and was active there for a few years. He had a studio-home at 716 Pacific Street and was a close friend and painting partner of the Bruton sisters. By 1950 he had returned to Canada and lived in Fenwick and Chatham until his demise on Oct. 2, 1965.
Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1924, 1927; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1925.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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