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Ken Howard

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Ken Howard Biography


b. 1932 London


Biographical chronology


1932                 Ken Howard born in London


1949-53                    Studied at the Hornsey School of Art


1952                 First exhibited at the Royal Academy


1953-55            National Service in the Royal Marines


1955-58                    Studied at the Royal College of Art


1958-59                    British Council Scholarship to Florence


1959                            First exhibited at the New English Art Club

First exhibited at 147 New Bond Street


1962                            Elected member of the New English Art Club


1966                            Elected member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters

First prize Lord Mayor’s Art Award


1969                            First prize Arundel Art Centre


1973                 Appointed official artist in Ireland by the Imperial War Museum


1978                 Prize winner John Moores Exhibition


1979                            Elected member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours

Prize winner John Laing Exhibition


1981                 Elected member of the Royal West of England Academy


1982                 First prize Hunting Group Awards


1983                Associate Member of the Royal Academy

Prize winner Royal West of England Academy


1985                 Critics’ prize, Sparkasse Karlsruhe


1986                 Prize winner New English Art Club Centenary Exhibition


1988                 Honorary Member of the Royal Society of British Artists

Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters


1991                 Member of the Royal Academy


1998                 President of the New English Art Club


2001                 Critics’ prize New English Art Club 2001


2004                 Elected Royal Academy Professor of Perspective


2006                 Elected fellow of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters


2007                 Appointed Freeman of the City of London, Liveryman Painter Stainers


2008                 Honorary Member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art


2010                            Awarded OBE for services to Art in the Queen’s Birthday Honours


2011                 Publication of Light and Dark: The Autobiography of Ken Howard RA



Commissions include:           The Drapers Company

                                                The Haberdashers Company

                                                States of Jersey

                                                HQ British Army of the Rhine

                                                United Nations Forces in Cyprus

                                                The Stock Exchange, London

                                                Lloyds of London

                                                The Royal Hospital, Chelsea

                                                Banque Paribas




Works by Ken Howard can be seen in the following public collections:


Royal Academy of Arts, London

Plymouth City Art Gallery

Sheffield Art Gallery

Hove Museum and Art Gallery

Guildhall Art Gallery, London

Ulster Museum and Art Gallery

The Imperial War Museum, London

The National Army Museum, London





One Man Exhibitions


1955     Plymouth Art Centre

1966     John Whibley Gallery, London

1968     John Whibley Gallery, London

1971        New Grafton Gallery, London

1972     Plymouth Art Gallery – Retrospective Exhibition

1974     New Grafton Gallery, London

1976     New Grafton Gallery, London

1978     New Grafton Gallery, London

1979     New Metropole, Folkestone

Hong Kong Art Centre

St Helier Gallery

1980     St Helier Gallery

1981     New Grafton Gallery, London

1982     Nicosia

1983     Delhi 1983

1984        New Grafton Gallery, London

St Helier Gallery

1985        New Grafton Gallery, London

1986        Linton Court Gallery

1987     Lowndes Lodge Gallery, London

New Grafton Gallery, London


1989     Lowndes Lodge Gallery, London

1990     New Grafton Gallery, London

Lowndes Lodge Gallery, London

1991     Lowndes Lodge Gallery, London

Brian Sinfield Gallery, Gloucestershire

1992     Lowndes Lodge Gallery, London

1993     New Grafton Gallery, London

            Brian Sinfield Gallery, Gloucestershire

1995        New Grafton Gallery, London

Brian Sinfield Gallery, Gloucestershire

1997        New Grafton Gallery, London

1998     The Everard Read, Johannesburg

2000        New Grafton Gallery, London

The Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town

2002     Richard Green, London

2003     Richard Green, London

2004     Richard Green, London

2005     Richard Green, London

2006     Richard Green, London

2007     Richard Green, London

2009     Richard Green, London

2011     Richard Green, London

2012     Richard Green, London

2013     Richard Green, London

2014     Richard Green, London

2015     Richard Green, London

2016     Richard Green, London


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