Biografie von J. Boyd SAUNDERS (1937)

Birth place: Memphis, TN

Addresses: Columbia, SC

Profession: Printmaker, educator

Studied: Memphis State Univ. (B.S.); Univ. Miss. (M.F.A.); Bottega Arte Grafica, Florence, Italy.

Exhibited: 6th Ann Mid-South Exhib Paintings, Prints & Drawings, Memphis, Tenn, 1961 (3rd prize);Soc. Washington Printmakers 24th Nat, Smithsonian Inst., Wash., DC, 1962; 1st Int. Printmaker's Exhib., Gallerie Bottega & Arte Grafica, Florence, 1967; 34th Graphic Arts & Drawing Nat., Wichita, Kans., 1969; 5th Dulin Print & Drawing Competition Nat., Knoxville, Tenn., 1970; 15th N. Dak. Print & Drawing Ann., Grand Forks, 1972 (purchase prize); Hubris Press, Columbia, SC, 1970s Other awards: grand prize, Guild Columbia Artists, 1971

Member: Print Coun. Am.; Guild SC Artists (adv. bd., 1956); Columbia Art Assn.; Southeastern Graphics Soc. (pres.); Am. Assn. Univ. Prof.

Work: Denison Univ. Print Coll., Ohio; Columbia Mus. Art Print Coll., SC; SC State Coll., Columbia; Bottega Arte Grafica Coll.; Univ. Ariz. Print Coll., Tucson. Commissions: mixed media altar panel, Guess Chapel, Univ. Church, Oxford, Miss., 1962; mem. portrait comn., Tipoff Club, Columbia, SC, 1969; oil mural, Univ. House, Univ. SC, 1972.

Comments: Preferred media: Graphics. Positions: staff artist, Dan Kilgo & Assocs., Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1959-60; designer-illusr., Chapparral Press, Kyle, Tex., 1963-65; art purchasing comt., SC Collection, Columbia, 1969-70; steering comt. mem., Fiesta '1972, Columbia, 1972. Teaching: instr. art, Univ. Miss., 1961-62; instr. art, Southwest Tex. State Col., 1962-65; asst. prof. art, Univ. SC, 1965-. Publications: illusr., "Bosque Territory; a History of an Agrarian Community," 1964; illusr.," Lyndon Baines Johnson; the Formative Years," 1965; auth, "A Summer's Printmaking in Florence," Art Educ. J., 1968.

Sources: WW73; Jack Morris, "Boyd Saunders, printmaker," Contemp. Artists SC (1969); Harriet Door, "2 forceful exhibitions," Charlotte Observer (1972); Adger Brown, " Boyd Saunders/ Vital Forces," State Rec. (Columbia, 1972)

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