In an adobe home in New Mexico, Homer Boss’s (1882-1956) life’s work and accomplishments were revealed to their niece, Susan S. Udell, after his and his wife’s death. A multitude of arresting paintings, scrapbooks, papers, and oral histories relating to his New Mexico years, as well as his influential teaching days at the Independent School of Art and the Art Students League in New York City, flesh out Boss’s life and work. The thirty portraits and landscapes which comprise the exhibition and catalog are intended to focus critical attention on this little known but interesting artist who studied with William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. Boss is not only worthy of attention because of his accomplishments as a painter but also for the influence he exerted on many important American artists through his teaching at the Independent School of Art and the Art Students League in New York City.
Foreword: Russell Panczenko
Homer Boss: An Independent Artist, essay by Susan S. Udell
Published: Elvehjem Museum of Art, 1994
71 pages, 42 BW illustrations, 8 color plates
Homer Boss: The Figure and the Land, on view at the Elvehjem Museum of Art July 29-September 25, 1994