Born in 1937 in Sioux City, Iowa, the late Frank Howell spent his early childhood drawing sketches of the people and places around him. As an adult, his lyrical and artistic interpretations of faces and landscapes employed a visual representation of the wind as it sweeps across time: past, present, and future. He viewed his images as universal symbols ...a kind of visual mythology that reaches out and spiritually awakens the observer. Perhaps influenced by his Lakota ancestry, much of Howell's work reflected a love and respect for Native American cultures.
In addition to being an artist and businessman, his background included service in the Marine Corps and teaching art at both high school and college levels. He lived in Colorado for ten years then moved to Santa Fe in 1986 where he opened Frank Howell Gallery.
As an extraordinarily skilled artist and printmaker, Frank Howell widely exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the U.S., as well as in Mexico. The country grieved when he passed away in 1997. Howell's art, in all of its forms, is now sought by collectors and other admirers of his warm, symbolic expressions.