Professor Ken Howard OBE RA
Born London 1932
Ken Howard is one of few living artists who are able to capture light so vividly in both oil and watercolour. After art school and working as the official war artist for the Imperial War Museum, he travelled widely painting life and nature with superb honesty and accuracy, demonstrating a magical understanding of light, often found in works by artists such as J.M.W. Turner.
He has exhibited at the Royal Academy since 1964 being elected ARA in 1983 and RA in 1992, having won a number of major awards along the way.
Today he is known for his ability to fuse light and atmosphere in paint. His range of subjects encompasses the studio nude, Venetian scenes and Cornish beaches. His work is to be found in many private and public collections including the Imperial War Museum and Plymouth City Art Gallery.
Ken Howard is one of the most popular artists painting today and his contributions to the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy are always amongst the first to sell. He also plays a very active role in supporting his fellow artists, he is President of the New English Art Club, on the Council and various committees of the Royal Academy and a keen supporter of the Artist’s General Benevolent Fund. Paintings by Ken Howard can be found in many public collections including The National Army Museum, The Imperial War Museum and the Guildhall Art Gallery, London.