Maurice Howard was born in Waco, Texas, and raised in Southern California. When he was three years old, his family relocated to France, where his father served in the military. After a few years in Europe, they returned to the United States.
At the age of 19, Howard became inspired to paint. He attended several independent art schools, and later enrolled into Cal State Fullerton College, where he majored in fine art studies. After completing college, he was hired by Hanna-Barbera Production Studio, as an In-Betweener in the animation department.
Following his employment at Hanna-Barbera, he worked as a Dental Technician in Pasadena, California. Inspired by Salvador Dali, M.C. Escher, and African-American graphic artist and painter Charles White, Howard’s style of work can be viewed across the board, from realism to surrealism. Using a mixture of pencil, acrylic, and oil, he creates rich images and stunning abstracts that are exceptionally unique, such that, once you view them for a period of time, a mysterious image is revealed under his continuous layers of lines and curves.