Oral history interview with Humbert Howard, 1988 Oct. 26
Howard, Humbert, 1915?-1990
Pyramid Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Sound recording: 1 sound cassette
Transcript: 19 p.
An interview of Humbert Howard conducted 1988 Oct. 26, by Marina Pacini for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home in Philadelphia, Pa.
Howard speaks of his education; his introduction to art; the importance of his studies at the Barnes Foundation; his work as the art director of the Pyramid Club, a black social club in Philadelphia, where he was in charge of selecting the works for the annual exhibitions that featured the work of both New York and Philadelphia artists; and the exhibiting opportunities available to black artists in Philadelphia. Howard's age at the time of the interview prevented him from recalling his career in much detail.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Humbert Howard, 1988 Oct. 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Humbert Howard (1915-1990) was a painter from Philadelphia, Pa.
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001