Thursday, January 4, 2018

Neil Boyle

[Canada](b 1931/d 2006)

"A self-described "card-carrying Canadian," Boyle has been drawing since he was 6. "My Dad had a movie theater in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada. I used to draw on the back of movie posters," he said. In Fort Macleod, population 3,000 or so, Boyle became the town's designated artist before he finished high school. He drew posters that promoted community dances and Lion's Club activities, and painted signs on windows at Christmas. (..) Although he did not have a high school diploma, he submitted a portfolio of his drawings to Los Angeles' Art Center College of Design, which accepted him into its illustration program in 1951. After three years, he received a degree in illustration from Art Center, and returned to Canada to spend a year working in Edmonton. (..) He then came back to Los Angeles to attend Chouinard Art Institute. As a student there, he worked for two art studios, doing record album covers for one and drawing Walt Disney character images for commercial products for the other. (..) During his years as a commercial illustrator, he drew for Capitol Records, the Saturday Evening Post, Reader's Digest and Westways magazine. (..) Today, rather than doing commercial work, Boyle prefers to paint images of the Old West, particularly portraits of Native Americans (..)"


USA 1975 "American Revolution Bicentennial / Contributors to the cause" (4,4,4) [Photo] Sc(1559,...,1562)

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