Howard Hoang, born in 1959 in Hanoi, is an established Vietnamese painter, photographer, and graphic artist.
Howard studied at the College of Graphic Arts in Hanoi. After graduation, he spent several years designing postage stamps for the Vietnamese Postmaster. He became interested in fine art painting but retained certain techniques that he had acquired as a graphic artist. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Vietnam, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. His favorite subjects are northern women dressed in traditional clothing of rural Vietnam.