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Derek Boshier papers, 1955-1983

Boshier, Derek, 1937-



Collection Information

Size: 0.9 Linear feet (on one microfilm reel)

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.

Location of Originals

  • Frames 190-884: Originals returned to lender, Derek Boshier, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3365 available for use only at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Derek Boshier papers, 1955-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.