Heath, Howard

Heath, Howard (1879-1969)

Howard Heath was born in Boulder, Colorado on October 2, 1879. He completed three years of high school at Fort Collins, Colorado. He attended Colorado Springs Art School, Denver Art School, Art Institute of Chicago, Art Students League in New York, and took private painting and sketch lessons. Heath worked for the Chicago Tribune and did a number of book illustrations. He was a member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists in New Canaan, Connecticut.

 Before joining the WPA Federal Arts Project, Heath worked for the Public Works of Art Project. He began his work for the WPA in November of 1935 and completed 192 easel paintings and two murals. One of his most timely contributions to the project was a series of watercolors on the construction of the Merritt Parkway which was underway at that time. His work was allocated to Westport Town Hall, Washington, D.C., Connecticut School for Boys, Stratford High School, New Britain High School, Colony Street School in Wallingford, Windham County Temporary Home, Stamford Town Hall, Office of Public Works Commissioner in Hartford, Monroe Elementary School, Long Lane Farm, Fairfield State Hospital, Middlesex County Temporary Home, Windham County Temporary Home, Uncas on the Thames, County Commissioner’s Office in Middletown, Manchester Public School, Cedarcrest Sanatorium, Laurel Heights Sanatorium, Whittlesey Avenue School in Wallingford, Central High School in Bridgeport, Horace Hurlbutt School in Weston, Westport Court Room, Fort Wright on Fisher’s Island, NY, and the Nathan Hale School in Moodus. Heath passed away in 1969 in Westport.

 Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; WPA Biography; Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters (1986), p. 390; Who Was Who in American Art (1985), p. 272; AskART; Social Security Death Index

Howard Heath

Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Howard Heath:

Decorative Map of Westport:  
The Administration of a Modern Community: oil
Aurora: block print
Aurora: block print
Fuchsia: block print
Fuchsia: block print
Marigolds: block print
Marigolds: block print
The Red Barn: block print
The Red Barn: block print
The Old Barnyard: block print
The Old Barnyard: block print
Canna Leaves: block print
Canna Leaves: block print
Mill Pond: block print
Mill Pond: block print
Pastoral: block print
Pastoral: block print
Nasturtium: block print
Nasturtium: block print
Aurora: block print
Aurora: block print
Fuchsia: block print
Fuchsia: block print
Marigolds: block print
Marigolds: block print
The Red Barn: block print
The Red Barn: block print
The Old Barnyard: block print
The Old Barnyard: block print
Pastoral: block print
Pastoral: block print
Fuchsia: block print
Old Boat Yard: watercolor
Quiet Afternoon: watercolor
Red Barn: watercolor
The Derelict: watercolor
The Steam Shovel M.H.S.: watercolor
Breaking Through or The Big Cut M. H. S.: watercolor
The Winnipauk Section: watercolor
Bouquet: block print
Bouquet: block print
A Place in the Country: block print
A Place in the Country: block print
Low Tide: watercolor
The Drillers: watercolor
A Place in the Country: block print
A Place in the Country: block print
A Place in the Country: block print
Bouquet: block print
Bouquet: block print
Bouquet: block print
The Clam and the Bulldozer: watercolor
The Bridge: watercolor
The Sand Barge: watercolor
Pleasant Bay: watercolor
Fish Pier, Chatham: watercolor
The Cove Orleans-Cape Cod: watercolor
The Old Orchard: block print
The Old Orchard: block print
Millstream: block print
Millstream: block print
The Pile Driver: watercolor
Bringing Up the Drills: watercolor
Lunch Hour: watercolor
Clouds Evening: block print
Clouds Evening: block print
Clouds Evening: block print
Clouds Evening: block print
Cloudburst: block print
Cloudburst: block print
Still Life: watercolor
Still Life: watercolor
Objects D’art with Cactus: watercolor
Westport Bridge M.H.S.: watercolor
Bridge at the Valley Forge: watercolor
Boat Yard: watercolor
Finale: watercolor
Dawn: block print
Dawn: block print
Canna Leaves: block print
Canna Leaves: block print
A Place in the Country: block print
A Place in the Country: block print
Red Barn: block print
Red Barn: block print
Fuchsia: block print
Fuchsia: block print
Fuchsia: block print
Nasturtium: block print
Nasturtium: block print
Pastoral: block print
Pastoral: block print
Asters & Marigolds: block print
Asters & Marigolds: block print
Marigolds with Grasses: block print
Marigolds with Grasses: block print
Alan’s Clam House: watercolor
The Finishing Touches: watercolor
Zion Hill Church (Wilton Church): watercolor
Dogwood: watercolor
Bridge Piers- Westport: watercolor
Rocky Shore- Tokeneke: watercolor
A Place in the Sun: watercolor
Landscape: watercolor
Flowers & Leaves: watercolor
Saugatuck River Bridge Const.: watercolor
Soldier’s Monument: watercolor
The Marshes of Compo: watercolor
Coal Silo: watercolor
Bouquet: watercolor
The Blue Hills: watercolor
The Red Barn: watercolor
Misty Morning: watercolor
Little Waterfalls: watercolor
Connecticut Field Landscape: watercolor
Chicken Yard: watercolor
Barn & Haystacks:  
Abandoned:  
Late Afternoon:  
Gourds:  
Hurricane:  
Storekeeper:  
The Green Grocer:  
High Construction:  
Marigolds & Cosmos:  
Steel Construction:  
Steel Construction:  
Summer Day:  
Saugatuck River:  
Bridge Construction:  
Steeple of Church ____ Down Conn. Hurricane: charcoal
Tiger Lilies: block print
Flower Study: block print
Rocky Shore: watercolor
Bridge at Valley Forge: watercolor
Objects D’Art with Cactus: watercolor
Merritt Highway: watercolor
MH Winnipauk: watercolor
Merritt Highway: watercolor
MH Dump Trucks: watercolor
MH Giant Boulders: watercolor
MH Excavating: watercolor
MH New Channel: watercolor
MH New Channel: watercolor
MH New Channel: watercolor
MH Giant Pipes: watercolor
Merritt Highway: watercolor
Color Print: etching
Construction Winnipauk: Merritt Highway Series: watercolor
Westport Pioneer Spirit: oil
Pilgrim Community: oil
Tiger Lilies: block print
Vegetable Still Life: watercolor
Village: watercolor
Summer Haven: watercolor
Autumn Maple Tree: watercolor
Milking Time: watercolor
Across the Valley: watercolor
Down to Bed Rock: watercolor
Saugatuck Valley: watercolor
Mullein: watercolor
Storekeeper: watercolor
Fruit Stand: watercolor
Fall Pageantry: watercolor
Afternoon Stroll: watercolor
Bridge Over Saugatuck: watercolor
Merritt Highway Series #2: watercolor
Merritt High Series #4: watercolor
Saugatuck Dam Under Construction: watercolor
The Turn of the Road: watercolor
Corn Field: watercolor
Connecticut Farm: watercolor
Quiet Waters: watercolor
November Day: watercolor
Barn & Silo: watercolor
Baseball: A Close Decision: linocut
A Close Decision: linocut
A Close Decision: linocut
A Close Decision: linocut
Basketball: linocut
Basketball: linocut
Basketball: linocut
Touchdown: linocut
Touchdown: linocut
Tackle: linocut
100 Yard Dash: linocut
Autumn Afternoon: watercolor
The Bridge: watercolor
Nathan Hale at Linonia Society: oil
The Growth of Industry: oil
Heath, Howard