Howard Halbert was born and raised in North Central Texas, and early on developed an interest in portraying horses, cattle and everyday occurrences of the west, in pencil. Howard became a partner in a large ranching operation which kept him away from his art for many years. A few years ago Howard picked up a pencil and began to pursue his dream of becoming a professional artist. Halbert credits Texas artist George Hallmark for recognizing his talent and encouraging him to pursue his calling. Halbert has exhibited in shows and museums across the country including Cheyenne Frontier Days where he was awarded The 2019 Museum Purchase Award. Also the Small Works Great Wonders at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK. 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, where his piece titled Full Attention was awarded the Volunteers Choice Award in 2016, his first year in the show. Halberts work can be found in numerous private collections and his originals are represented by McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Howard currently resides in Cleburne, Texas where he is an active supporter of the Johnson County Childrens Advocacy Center which hosts the annual Cowboys For Kids benefit.