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biography of Robert Boardman HOWARD (1896-1983)

Birth place: NYC

Death place: Santa Cruz, CA

Addresses: San Fran., CA in 1976

Profession: Sculptor

Studied: Calif. Sch. Arts, Berkeley, 1915-16; ASL, 1916-17 with K.H. Miller; also in Europe, with Z. Martinez, 1919-22; A. Pope; P.W. Nahl; W. Ryder.

Exhibited: Salons of Am., 1922; NSS, 1923; Gallerie Beaux Arts, San Francisco, 1923; SFMA, 1935, 1963, 1976; Corcoran Gal, 1937; WFNY, 1939; GGE, 1939; Oakland Art Gal., 1937; CI, 1941; de Young Mus., 1943; AIC, 1936,1944, 1947; CPLH, 1932,1946, 1948; UC Berkeley, 1949; MM, 1951; San Francisco AA annuals, 1922-72 (prizes in 1923, 1924, 1941, 1943, 1944); WMAA, 1948-55; S„o Paulo, Brazil, 1951-55; Salon Mai, Paris, France, 1962-64; San Francisco Art Commission, 1971; Oakland Mus., 1974. Other awards: for Eyrie," San Francisco Art Assn., 1946; "Night Watch," San Francisco Art Commission, 1951; "Rocket," San Francisco Art Inst., 1955."

Member: Calif. Soc. Mural Artists; San Fran. Art Inst.; SFMA; UC Art Mus., Berkeley; MoMA

Work: Mills College, Oakland; Acad. Sci., San Fran., CA; SFMA; Oakland Mus. Art, CA; Univ. Calif., Santa Cruz; Bank America, Head Office Bldg., San Fran. Commissions: sculpture murals, San Fran. Stock Exchange, 1930 & Yosemite Park Co., CA, 1936; Whale Fountain, City of San Fran., Golden Gate Park, 1940; two reliefs, P.G. & E. Electric Station, San Fran., 1948; Hydro Gyro, IBM Res. Center, San Jose, CA, 1958.

Comments: Positions: commissioner, San Fran. Art Commission. Teaching: inst. sculpture, San Fran. Art Inst., 1945-54; Mills College, Oakland, 1946. Marlor gives place of death as San Fran.

Sources: WW73; WW47; Alfred Frankenstein, many articles in San Francisco Chronicle; San Francisco Art Inst.; San Francisco Mus. Art; Hughes, Artists in California; 269; Marlor, Salons of Am.


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