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James "Jack" Boynton
American Printmaker
(Fort Worth, Texas, 1928 - 2010)

James “Jack” Wesley Boynton was an American artist working in Texas. He is considered one of the more important post-World War II artists in the Houston art scene. Born in Fort Worth in 1928, Boynton received both his BFA (1949) and MFA (1955) from Texas Christian University. He taught at the University of Houston from 1955 to 1957, at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1960 to 1962 and later at the University of St. Thomas, where he created their studio art department. Boynton is known for his modernist and abstract paintings and lithographs. He was the winner of the 1955 Purchase Prize in the annual Texas exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and was one of 17 Americans represented at the Brussels World Fair in 1957. Today, his work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, Texas, among others. Boynton died April 5, 2010 in Houston, Texas.

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