This fine portrait of California artist Patrice Borgeson (b. 1888) was painted by American artist Frederick Andrew Bosley (1881-1942). Bosley was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He was a painter of portraits, figures and still lifes. Bosley entered the Boston Museum School in 1900 and became a favored pupil of Tarbell and Benson. He won the School's Sears Prize in 1904 and the Paige Traveling scholar-ship in 1907, which allowed him two years of European study. Upon his return, he married Emily Sohier and taught at Abbott Academy in 1909 and at the Groton School until until 1912 when he succeeded Tarbell as painting instructor at the Boston Museum School.Bosley was a regular exhibitor at the Guild of Boston Artists. His paintings are clearly indebted to his teachers: Tarbell, Benson and Abbott Thayer. They combine flickering impressionist color with solidly drawn figures. Tarbell took up contributions from local artists and presented Bosley's “Dreamer” to the Boston Museum of Fine arts in 1916. Memberships: Copley Society, St. Botolph Club, Guild of Boston artists, Concord Art Association, National Academy of Design where he became an Associate in 1931.
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1923 lower left, and housed in a period signed Walfred Thulin frame. Dimensions: 25 in. h x 30 in. w, actual; 29 in. h x 34.75 in. w, framed.
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