Frank Howell began his career as a Marine and later enrolled in the University of Northern Iowa, where he studied ceramics and jewelry making. After college, he pursued writing and stopped painting altogether. However, he later returned to painting and became a well-known artist in the United States and Mexico. He taught art for 11 years before moving to Colorado, where he devoted himself to painting, sculpting, and printmaking. His painting style links the physical and spiritual worlds with earthy colors and sensitive draftsmanship, often depicting Native American themes and landscapes. His work is featured in over 30 one-person shows and is exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States. Frank Howell passed away in 1997 at age 60, leaving behind a legacy of work that brings pleasure to the viewer and reflects an evolving sense of the past, present, and future.