(American, born 1945)
Mildred Howard is a Bay Area artist who is African American. She works in multiple mediums, including mixed media, collage, and sculpture. Her work is about the universal connections between people and place separated by arbitrary borders.
Howard is a native of San Francisco. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California in 1985. She has received many awards and fellowships including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, the Lee Krasner Award in recognition of a lifetime of artistic achievement, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her artworks are in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, and many more.