"Howard Pole was born in Toronto in 1906 and was educated at Brown school on Avenue Road and North Toronto Collegiate from which he graduated in 1924. He volunteered for service in WWII, but was not accepted on medical grounds. Always having an artistic bent he went into the graphic arts business, became a consultant in communication techniques and, later, made short films, one of which won a Canadian Film Award in 1966. In the mid-1950s he took up and became an accomplished painter and a fixture on the Toronto arts scene" Foundation News.
"In Memoriam." Foundation News — The Voice of NTCI Alumni, Alumni Newsletter, Spring 2010.