(Born 1941) Howard Rees is a Californian who teaches art workshops. He learned to make art at the Art Center School of Design in California, graduating in 1964 with his Bachelor of Fine Arts. Following graduation he was employed by the Ford Motor Company, living and working in England.
The artist returned to California to work for Mattel Toys designing Hot Wheels, until in 1975 he made a commitment to simply making art. Equally devoted to painting with oils as well as watercolors, Rees teaches classes in his studio and abroad.