Oral history interview with Humbert Howard
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Howard, Humbert, 1905-1990
Pacini, Marina
1988 Oct. 26
Physical Description:
1 Sound cassette
Sound recording
19 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Humbert Howard (1915-1990) was a painter from Philadelphia, Pa.

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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

Digital Content

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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