Garth Howland

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Garth Ahyman Howland
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Born1887
Charles City, Iowa
Died1950
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationUniversity of North Dakota

Harvard

Sorbonne University (Paris, France)
Occupation
  • Painter
  • Professor

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[1] and graduated valedictorian of his class.[2] He graduated from University of North Dakota in 1912 with an artium baccalaureus[3] and then joined The Phi Beta Kappa chapter (organized in 1914).[4] While at the university, he joined a group named Synergoi.[5] 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,[6] organizing events at the YMCA as the chairman of the social committee[7], and maintained membership as vice-president of the Adelphi Literary Society.[8]

In 1919, Howland was granted a scholarship to study at European universities.[9] 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 married Sarah T. and had two sons Armand T. and William G. Howland.[10] His father passed away from multiple strokes and heart failure in 1921.[11]

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.[12] In 1946, he earned the rank of full professor.[13]

In 1942, he presented his painting named "Daniel Boone Was Here" at the annual spring exhibition of the Lehigh Valley Art Alliance.[14]

He helped to found The Bethlehem Palette Club.[15] That same year, 1947, he published An Architectural History of the Moravian Church.[16]

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.[17] By 1919, he had become a Sergeant.

References

  1. Humanities, National Endowment for the (1908-06-13). "Bismarck daily tribune. [volume] (Bismarck, Dakota [N.D.]) 1881-1916, June 13, 1908, Image 2". ISSN 2330-5924. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  2. Humanities, National Endowment for the (1908-10-29). "Jamestown weekly alert. [volume] (Jamestown, Stutsman County, D.T. [N.D.]) 1882-1925, October 29, 1908, Image 4". ISSN 2332-9998. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  3. Philanthropy, Chicago School of Civics and (1909). Bulletin. The School.
  4. Kappa, Phi Beta (1923). Phi Beta Kappa General Catalog: 1776-1922 ... Unionist-Gazette Association.
  5. Humanities, National Endowment for the (1911-01-14). "The Fargo forum and daily republican. [volume] (Fargo, N.D.) 1894-1957, January 14, 1911, Image 15". ISSN 2688-9447. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  6. Liepold, Loren (2008). Theatre History at the University of North Dakota. University of North Dakota: UND Departmental Histories.
  7. Humanities, National Endowment for the (1910-09-21). "The evening times. [volume] (Grand Forks, N.D.) 1906-1914, September 21, 1910, Image 10". ISSN 2379-1144. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  8. Humanities, National Endowment for the (1911-04-05). "The evening times. [volume] (Grand Forks, N.D.) 1906-1914, April 05, 1911, Image 5". ISSN 2379-1144. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  9. Humanities, National Endowment for the (1919-04-04). "The pioneer express. [volume] (Pembina, Dakota [N.D.]) 1883-1928, April 04, 1919, Image 6". ISSN 2379-1241. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  10. Census., United States. Bureau of the (1932). Fifteenth census of the United States 1930. OCLC 79284718.
  11. Humanities, National Endowment for the (1921-12-22). "Jamestown weekly alert. [volume] (Jamestown, Stutsman County, D.T. [N.D.]) 1882-1925, December 22, 1921, Image 6". ISSN 2332-9998. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  12. "ABOUT LEHIGH ART ALLIANCE". Lehigh Art Alliance. Retrieved 2021-09-14.
  13. Lehigh Alumni Bulletin 1949-1950 (volume 37, no. 11). Lehigh University Libraries. Lehigh University. Alumni Association. 1950.CS1 maint: others (link)
  14. Muhlenberg College (1941). The Muhlenberg Weekly (1941-1942).
  15. "Bethlehem Palette Club - Page - Meetings". www.bethlehempaletteclub.org. Retrieved 2021-09-14.
  16. Howland, Garth A. (1947). An Architectural History of the Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Times Publishing Company.
  17. Humanities, National Endowment for the (1918-02-06). "The Fargo forum and daily republican. [volume] (Fargo, N.D.) 1894-1957, February 06, 1918, Image 8". ISSN 2688-9447. Retrieved 2021-09-15.

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