Allan R. Freelon with Humbert Howard at the Pyramid Club Art Exhibition
@ Temple University
Mosley, John W
DescriptionPhotograph of Allan Freelon (standing far left), A. Clarence Monroe (second from left), Humbert Howard (second from right), and others at the Pyramid Club Art Exhibition. Howard was a well-known Philadelphia painter and graduate of West Philadelphia High School (1932) and eventually completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He also studied contemporary art for three years at the Barnes Foundation and later continued his studies at the International Academy of Arts and Letters in Rome. Several of the paintings from his work as part of the 1930 Philadelphia Work Progress Administration Art Project were featured in the 1939 World’s Fair. In 1940 he served as the Director of the Pyramid Club. Freelon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. In 1921 as the Assistant Director of Art Education, he became the first African American to be appointed to the Department of the Superintendent in Philadelphia Schools.