Theme/Style California Scene, California Regionalism, landscapes
Media Oils, frescos, murals, pastels, drawings
Artistic Focus Ray Boynton, known as the “dean of fresco painters,” produced early mural work paralleling that of Diego Rivera without being derivative. He began painting landscapes upon his move to Marin County in 1920, and is best known for his many canvases and murals, created in both oils and pastels, of the Mother Lode country and old California landmarks.
• Born in Iowa, Ray Boynton moved to Chicago
in 1903 and worked odd jobs to pay for his education at the Academy of
Fine Arts. He moved to Spokane, Washington in 1908, and to San Francisco
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