James Wesley Boynton has been recognized as a major contemporary surrealist artist with overseas exhibitions of his art in London, Brussels, and Paris. Like Magritte, Boynton uses shape and form to both contradict the senses and to disrupt our relationship to space and time. And, like the greatest surrealist masters, his art is clearly thought provoking.
He taught drawing and painting at the University of St Thomas, Houston from 1969-1985; University of Houston from 1955-1957; San Francisco Art Institute. 1960-1962 and has been a visiting artist at Northwood Institute, Dallas, 1968-1969; Anderson Ranch, Aspen Co; and the University of NM, Summer 1963. He has also been featured in numerous publications including three major (JB) books/catalogs. James Boynton was known professionally as James until the early 1970’s when he started signing as Jack Boynton.
Jack Boynton’s art is included in many museums, such as the Prestigious Museum of Modern Art in New York. MOMA has assembled one of the largest collections of James Boynton’s original lithographs and the museum lists thirty-nine of his lithographs in its collection. His art can also be found at the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, New York City, the Museum of fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art; Amon Carter Museum, Ft Worth; Museum of New Orleans; Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Albuquerque and many others.