A third generation Arizonan, Howard Post grew up on a small ranch near Tucson in southern Arizona. He attended the University of Arizona where he completed his BFA and MFA degrees. In the early 70’s he worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for a variety of clients throughout the US. After serving on the faculty at both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, Post began painting full time. “Among my favorite are scenes of the contemporary west that I grew up with. These are not the romanticized images we often see pictured. I’ve tried to portray my personalized view of the real west. Even the most ordinary or mundane can be visually exciting if we approach them without a preconceived notion.”
Post’s work can be found in a variety of collections including the Smithsonian, the US Postal Service in Washington, DC, AT&T World Headquarters, United Airlines Headquarters, Standard Oil, Nabisco, and the Forbes Foundation. Post’s works can also found in a range of Museums including the Midland museum, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Tampa Museum of Art, Mesa Southwest Museum, The Whitney Buffalo Bill Museum of Western Art, Tucson Museum of Art, the Denver Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg Museum, and Phoenix Art Museum.