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Conant, Howard S.

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    Full Name: Conant, Howard S.

    Other Names:

    • Howard Conant

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1921

    Date Died: 2011

    Place Born: Beloit, Rock, WI, USA

    Place Died: Tucson, Pima, AZ, USA

    Home Country/ies: United States

    Career(s): educators

    Institution(s): New York University


    New York University and University of Arizona professor in art and art education. Conant served as First Lieutenant in the US Army Air Forces. His students included Jack Flam.

    Conant was named Chair of the Art Department and Art Collection at New York University. He moved to the University of Arizona to become Head of the Department of Art. He received the prestigious 25th Anniversary Medal for Distinguished Service to Education in Art, bestowed upon him by Lady Bird Johnson at the White House. He pioneered one of the first children’s television programs, “Fun to Learn about Art” on WBEN Buffalo.

    Selected Bibliography

    [dissertation:]  Aspects of the Administration of Art Education in a Teachers College.  State University of New York, Buffalo, 1950.


    [obituaries:] Arizona Daily Star Feb. 22, 2011.


    Contributors: Emily Crockett and Lee Sorensen


    Emily Crockett and Lee Sorensen. "Conant, Howard S.." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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