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GEORGE BOYS (1930 - 2014)

George Boys was a South African abstract painter. Boys’s bright, energetic paintings were influenced by Wassily Kandinsky and Japanese calligraphy. “For some time, I produced paintings which satisfied the usual classical, painterly criteria,” he once explained. “But I soon realized that, if one totally controls a painting—rationally and intellectually—then one is painting from a very small area of experience only.” Born in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 22, 1930, Boys received his formal training at the Witwatersrand Technical Art School in Johannesburg. At the age of 32, he held his first exhibition at Guenther Gallery. The artist would go on to represent South Africa at the Sáo Paulo Biennale in 1965 and at the Athens Art Festival in 1976


"Untitled" (c.1995)

oil on board


signed lower right





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