(1921 - 1990)
James Erwin Boren was active/lived in Oklahoma, Texas. James Boren is known for frontier and cowboy genre painting, illustration, museum director.
Biography James Boren
A noted watercolor and oil painter of western scenes and member of the Cowboy Artists of America, James Boren was born in Waxahatchie, Texas, the son of a minister, and from 1971, he lived in Clifton, Texas. Because of the influence of his father, he continued to regard himself as a religious person.
He knew as a teenager that he wanted to be an illustrator but his schooling at Southwestern College was interrupted by four years of military service in the Marines during World War II. After the war in 1951, he earned his M.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute* and then taught for two years at St. Mary's College.
With his earnings, he traveled the Southwest and also painted in Alaska, and in 1956 moved to Denver wh
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