Edgar B. Howard

Edgar B. Howard is the Founder and President of Checkerboard Films, a non-profit foundation established in 1979 to document the American arts for archival and educational purposes. He has produced and/or directed over 45 films, beginning with his first profile on painter Brice Marden in 1977. Films on Roy Lichtenstein, Harry Callahan, Philip Johnson, The Paris Review, Ellsworth Kelly, Rudy Burckhardt, Kiki Smith, John Szarkowski, Sir John Soane and Vincent Scully reflect the wide range of artistic endeavors Howard has chosen to explore – from photography and painting to architecture, music, and literature. These profiles are distributed through the Foundation’s website to a broad range of educational institutions (museums, universities and libraries), film festivals, and cable and public television in the U.S. and abroad.