JB was born in Ft. Worth Tx in 1928, attended public school in Fort Worth, Dallas and Houston, graduated from Lamar High School in 1945, received BFA (1949) and MFA (1955) from Texas Christian Univ.; began exhibiting paintings in 1950; has been included in numberous group exhibitions, nationally and internationally, since that time at museums, galleries and universities. He was included as one of the 17 Americans who represented the USA in the Brussels World Fair in 1957/8. Is included in many group shows in many museums; Whitney, MOMA, and Guggenheim in NYC (each in several different exhibitions); Art Inst. of Chicago; San Francisco MOMA; MFA Houston, Dallas Museum of Art and many others.

Photo by Hans Namuth,
Courtesy State Department

Studio '74 with Self Portrait

Is represented in collections of Whitney, MOMA and Guggenheim in NYC; MFA of Houston; DMA of Dallas; Wadsworth Athenium of Hartford, Ct; FW-MOMA; Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth; Museum of New Orleans; Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Albuquerque, NM and others as well as many private collections.

1967 Received Artist Fellowship from Tamarind Litho. workshop (then in Los Angeles, Ca); 1984 Completed “Time and Space” murals for Educational Section, Dallas Museum of Art. These murals now hang at Texas Tech Univ. He has taught drawing and painting at the U of St. Thomas, Houston from 1955 thru 1957; San Francisco Art inst. 1960-1962 and been visiting artist at Northwood Inst., Dallas, 1968-1969; Anderson Ranch, Aspen, Co; and the U of NM summer of 1963.

Has been featured in numerous publications including three major (JB) books/catalogs. It should be noted that the artist was known professionally as James until the early 1970’s when he started signing as Jack Boynton. Can be found on a number of websites as Jack, or as James, when searched on Google.