James W. Boynton papers, 1951-1984

Boynton, Jack, b. 1928 d. 2010
Painter, Printmaker
Active in Houston, Tex.

Collection size: 1.1 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Biographical information; printed materials; correspondence; photographs; a 30-second film; and price lists.

REEL 3476: Biographical data; a letter to Boynton from Bill Jacklin; handwritten drafts of letters to Mimi Crosley; a price list of works by Boynton; an unsigned agreement from the Bolles Gallery, San Francisco; exhibition announcements, catalogs, and invitations, 1952-1984; newspaper and magazine clippings, 1951-1983; photographs of Boynton and his works; and ca. 100 drawings.

REELS 1781-1782: Business and personal correspondence with Haydon Calhoun, Margo Leavin, Meredith Long, George W. Staempfli, the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, John B. Taub, and others; fellowship and job applications; 34 sketches; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings and other printed material. Also includes a 30-second film concerning Boynton's commissioned work for the Houston National Bank (not microfilmed).

REEL 1781, frames 450-632: Letters from friends and artists, including Donald Barthelme, Lawrence Calcagno, Jim Love, Hassel and Donna Smith, Richard Stout and Kathryn Swenson.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter and printmaker; Houston, Tex. Nickname is Jack.

Lent and donated by Jack Boynton, 1979.

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