Ken Howard R.A.


(British, b. 1932)

Ken Howard was born in London in 1932.  He studied at Hornsey School of Art from 1949-53.  He served in the National Service with the Royal Marines from 1953-55, and attendedthe Royal College of Art from 1955-58.  In 1958, he was awarded the British Council Scholarship, which he used to study in Florence until 1959.


Howard was elected a member of the New English Art Club in 1962.  Among his many other society memberships are the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (1966), Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour (1979), the Royal West of England Academy (1981), and the Royal Academy (1992).  Howard has won numerous awards for his artwork, including First Prize in the Hunting Group Awards (1982), Prize Winner of the West of England Academy (1983), Prize Winner NEAC (1986), and the Critics Prize NEAC (2001). 


Howard’s work has been viewed in a number of public collections, including exhibitions at the Plymouth City Art Gallery, The Guildhall Art Gallery, London, and the National Army Museum, London.  Howard has also exhibited his work in an impressive number of one-man shows, most frequently at the New Grafton Gallery, London, the Brian Sinfield Gallery, Gloucestershire, and the Richard Green Gallery, London.  His reputation has, and continues to grow, throughout his career.  In discussing his work, Howard has been quoted stating the following:  “For me painting is about three things.  It is about revelation, communication and celebration.”




Porthcurno Beach I
9" x 12"

Sarah, Summer Morning
Oil on Board 9" x 12"