"A sculptor and painter, Robert Boardman Howard was born in New York City on September 20, 1896, the son of Mary Bradbury and architect John Galen Howard. At six years of age, Robert Howard moved to Berkeley, CA with his family. Upon graduating from Berkeley High School, he studied art at the California School of Arts and Crafts under Xavier Martinez. He moved on to the University of California and studied under Worth Ryder and Perham Nahi, and with Kenneth Hayes Miller at the Art Students League in New York City. Howard was married to highly successful artist Adeline Kent, from Kentfield, California. He died in 1983."