Garth Ahyman Howland
Charles City, Iowa
|Citizenship||United States of America|
|Education||University of North Dakota
HarvardSorbonne University (Paris, France)
Howland was born to parents William Gordon Howland and Harriet M. Morean in Charles City, Iowa. He had a sister named Theresa Howland Shute.
In 1908, he won the W.B.S. Trimble prize of high scholarship, paid in gold for the amount of $25 and graduated valedictorian of his class. He graduated from University of North Dakota in 1912 with an artium baccalaureus and then joined The Phi Beta Kappa chapter (organized in 1914). While at the university, he joined a group named Synergoi. This club was a literary society combined with a fraternity which met to discuss current interests. He also spent his time on campus acting in plays as a charter member of The Sock and Buskin Society, organizing events at the YMCA as the chairman of the social committee, and maintained membership as vice-president of the Adelphi Literary Society.
In 1919, Howland was granted a scholarship to study at European universities. He used this opportunity to travel to Europe aboard the RMS Samaria (1920). He studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. Howland then attended the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard Kennedy School|Harvard.
Howland became the assistant professor of fine arts at Lehigh University in 1927. In 1933, he became associate professor and head of the Fine Arts department. He then founded the Lehigh Art Alliance (LAA) in 1935. In 1946, he earned the rank of full professor.
In 1942, he presented his painting named "Daniel Boone Was Here" at the annual spring exhibition of the Lehigh Valley Art Alliance.
He was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania upon his death on April 20, 1950.
Medical Reserve Corps.
Led by Clarence B. Hay, Garth Howland joined fellow volunteers in the medical reserve corps. In 1918, his group traveled from Fargo, North Dakota to Fort Riley, Kansas. By 1919, he had become a Sergeant.
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