Edith M Howes was born in 1855 to Captain Osborne Howes and wife Abby Howes. She attended art schools in Boston and the New York Art Students League. She listed herself as an artist in the 1920 census. She was also a published illustrator and a member of the Boston Art Club. At the club's 1893 exhibit  she entered three pieces :  " A New England Interior", " An August Garden" and "Green Pastures"


Sources : Who was Who in American Art , The Ten......., Philadelphia Inquirers,Catalogue of the ... Boston Museum of Arts Catalogue of the 4th Annual exhibition , 1988. 

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Boston Art Club. 





Edith M. Howes 

Edith M. Howes (active 1879-1903)


from web archive Spainerman Gallery- Vintage American Art paintings, watercolors ......Jan 26, 2006 - May 26, 2006


Edith M. Howes (active 1879-1903)


Cutting Garden in Bloom, ca. 1890s Oil on canvas
Signed lower left: Edith Howes
Signed on a label on verso: Edith M[illeg.] Howes 17 x 14 inches




"Edith M. Howes studied art in Boston, where she also exhibited and took an active role in local art associations.  No more information is available online."


other sources yet to be tapped 

Museum, School and Exhibition Notes

F. E. Gates, Henry Read and A. T. Goshorn

Brush and Pencil

Vol. 4, No. 1 (Apr., 1899), pp. 51-56


EDITH M. HOWES [AMERICAN 19/20TH C.], WATERCOLOR, 1922, 12" X 8 1/2" SIGHT, "TAORMINA SICILY": Signed and dated lower right; period framed .Dumouchelle's gallery

Washington Post Newspaper Archives

May 04, 1908 - Page 12

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American, Late 19th Century

Bass River, Yarmouth. Signed and dated lower right Edith M. Howes '87 Yarmouth".
Watercolor on paper, 11¼" x 10" sight. Framed."