Derek Boshier papers, 1955-1983

Boshier, Derek, b. 1937
Painter
Active in Houston, Tex.

Collection size: 0.9 linear ft. (on one microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, some illustrated, from friends, colleagues and galleries; writings, including a statement by Boshier about his painting, "Identi-kit Man," and an essay about Boshier by Nigel Gosling; a catalog from an exhibition called "Lives", 1979, for which Boshier wrote the introduction; articles and clippings; exhibition announcements; exhibition catalogs; several books containing illustrations by Boshier; an illustrated notebook, 1979-1982; a sketchbook of ink drawings, 1955-1956; photographs, including a series of photographs of the singer David Bowie, and some of Derek Boshier's work. Also includes a resume and bibliography; photographic reproductions of Boshier's work; the catalog introduction for the "Lives" exhibition; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, draftman, educator,photographer, filmmaker; Houston, Tex. and London, England. Rock star David Bowie was an acquaintance of Boshier, and Boshier prepared some studies of album covers for Bowie.

Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

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