Jonas Howard (1932-2009)

Jonas Howard
The Pro

signed, l.r.
dated 1957
edition 1/5
9 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches (image)
15 3/8 x 9 1/8 inches (frame)


This Jeffersonville, Indiana, native had an almost six-decade career as an artist and teacher.

He taught at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, starting in 1961 and retiring in 1994, becoming a mainstay of the art and humanities department. He also taught at Louisville-area high schools, the University of Louisville and the Louisville School of Art. He held a master’s degree in art from the University of Louisville.

Howard was also known for his voice, singing in choral groups and the Kentucky Opera.

The artist is represented in numerous corporate and private collections throughout the country. In his Courier-Journal obituary, he is quoted as having told an interviewer some years before that he "never worried about current trends. … I've just done what I believe in."

He lived in Salisbury, North Carolina, at the time of his death.