Derek Boshier (b. 1937)
Derek Boshier first came to prominence with his paintings as a student at the Royal College of Art in London in the early 1960s, with fellow students David Hockney, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj, and others in the British Pop Art movement. Subsequently he has used other media: drawing, printmaking, film, books, three dimensional objects, installations and photography among them. His graphic work with popular music groups such as The Clash and with David Bowie have brought his work to a wider audience.
Recently, he has created a complex installation, 99 Cent War, which is an indictment of the Gulf War and is enjoying widespread critical acclaim. Boshier has also published a hand-drawn limited edition book related to themes addressed in 99 Cent War.
Derek Boshier's most recent paintings have included Shelf Life: Paintings and Sculptures About Books. And Extreme Makeover, is a new and ongoing series of ink drawings made on found photography, that has its roots in work first visited in the early seventies. Boshier is also an accomplished teacher and lecturer. He lives and works in Los Angeles.