Sculptor, notably of figures, born Edgar Allan Howes in East Dereham, Norfolk, Howes studied at the Royal Academy Schools, where he won the Landseer prize plus several other prizes and a silver medal, also studying at the Slade School of Fine Art. Exhibited extensively at RA, RMS, RSA and Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, and was elected a fellow of RBS. Howes’ Madonna and Child as well as his Torso, typical works, are illustrated in the volume RBS: Modern British Sculpture, published in 1939, and his bronze Dawn, of 1942, is shown in Arthur T Broadbent’s Sculpture Today in Great Britain 1940–1943. Howes’ work is in several public collections. Lived in London, afterwards in Saffron Walden, Essex.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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