Boyer Gonzales (Washington, 1909-1987) was an American modern artist who worked in Texas, California and Washington State. Gonzales was born in Galveston, Texas and raised there and Woodstock, New York. He studied at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, in Roanoke, with his father Boyer Gonzales Sr. an noted Texas artist, as well as with noted American modernists Henry Lee McFee and Yasuo Kuniyoshi. In 1937 Gonzales moved to San Antonio, TX to assist McFee in establishing the Witte Memorial School of Art. Gonzales taught at the school until 1939 when he accepted a position at the University of Texas, Austin. He went on to teach at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles in 1941. From 1942-1945 Boyer Gonzales Jr served in the United States Army Air Corps. From 1946 to 1948 Gonzales taught at the University of Texas. In 1954 Gonzales accepted a teaching position at the University of Washington, Seattle and was the director of the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington. He served as chairman of the art department there from 1954-66. In 1979 he retired as professor emeritus.
This work is an abstract expressionist landscape oil painting. It bears a Francine Seders Gallery label verso.
Oil on artist’s board
Measures 16″ x 20″ image size, and 21″ x 25″ x 1.75″ overall including framing.
Provenance: Ex-collection of artist Phil Flash.