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illustrator , art educator

Kathleen Collins Howell, art educator, illustrator. Teaching fellow Lilly Endowment, 1987-1988, Design Advancement fellow National Endowment for Arts, 1988-1989; Publication Design grantee Alliance of New York State Arts Councils, 1976; recipient Nina Freudenheim Gallery award Albright Knox Art Gallery, 1978.


Howell, Kathleen Collins was born on January 27, 1944 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Daughter of Thomas Vincent and Mary Elizabeth (Butler) Collins.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1965. Master of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1966.


Art director, designer Geneseo College State University of New York, 1966-1969. Curator of education Everson Museum Art, Syracuse, 1969-1971. Instructor drawing and design University Vermont, Burlington, 1973-1975.

Art director, illustrator Hoffman Printing, Buffalo, 1979-1983. Visiting professor University Wolverhampton, England, 1989. Associate professor Art State University of New York, Buffalo, 1984-1997.

Associate professor art emeritus, 1997.


  • Other Work

    • Illustrator: (children's books) Dog Days, 1990, The Singing Green, 1992, Garage Sale Fever, 1993, Suki and The Case of the Lost Bunnies, 1995, Great Frogs, 1995, The Statue Walks at Night, 1995, Backstage with a Ghost, 1995, The Legend of the Deadman's Mine, 1995, Check into Danger, 1995. Art director, illustrator Reading Rainbow Family Literacy Calendar, public television, Buffalo, 1994, 95, Space Dog and Roy, 1997, Space Dog and the Pet Show, 1998, Space Dog in Trouble, 1998, Bobo's Just Fine, 1998. Colby artist The Buffalo Seminary, 1997.

      Illustrator (magazine) Cricket, Ladybug Babybug, since 1997. Featured in Artists Profile, Ladybug, since 1998.


Board of directors Colby Art/Buffalo Seminary, since 1993. Consultant Roswell Pk. Alliance, since 1994.

Member Society Illustrators, Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, painting, photography, running.


Married Wallace John Howell Junior, August 12, 1967.

Thomas Vincent Collins

Mary Elizabeth (Butler) Collins

Wallace John Howell Junior