Artworks and Artists
Bob Boyer
Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, 20 July 1948
Died U.S.A.: Nebraska, Macy, 30 August 2004

Bob Boyer

Bob Boyer is a Métis artist now living in Regina. From childhood, he has been interested in all forms of art. Among other things, Boyer is an accomplished powwow dancer, a maker of traditional Plains dancing regalia, a teacher, a writer, a curator, and an artist. His formal art training began at the University of Saskatchewan in 1967, where he came under the influence of some of the most important practitioners of late modernist abstraction in Canada. He also encountered representatives of a movement he characterizes as ‘Saskatchewan/California Funk,' whose legacy is evident in the quirky humour that permeates his work. In 1971 Boyer graduated with a Bachelor of Education specializing in art. Currently he is head of the Aboriginal Art department at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College.