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William Boogar Jr.
Seagull Lamp

1946

About the Item

William F. Boogar, Jr. Seagull Lamp 1946 Bronze approx. 15 1/4" High x 6 1/2" Wide Signed and Dated Bottom WILLIAM F. BOOGAR, Jr., the Provincetown sculptor, probably knows more about seagulls than any other artist in the world. For more than a decade he has been assiduously studying them. He has watched them for hours at a time and over the years has made virtually all types of drawings and bronze sculptures of them. His daughter, Mrs. Eugene Roberts, says: "When we can't find dad at his studio we look along the beach. And we invariably find him glued to his binoculars, studying the gulls. Gosh, he never seems to tire of watching them." Studying gulls all this time may seem a great waste of energy and hours but for Boogar it has paid off. As a result, his gull sculptures today are probably the best in the world. Clare Leighton, the wood engraver and author, says: "I admire Mr. Boogar's gull sculptures tremendously. And I can understand his studying the gulls over a long period of time." During the past few years Boogar has been doing a series of four pieces on the mating of gulls which has proved most popular. He says nothing like it was ever done before. One of these pieces depicts a rival lover. "Yes," Boogar says, "just like among humans there is frequently a love triangle. Many times I have seen the rival attempt to break up the romance. Sometimes he succeeds too." "Bill", as he is known to his Beachcomber pals, is one of the best liked members of the Provincetown Art Colony. He has been skipper and has held various other offices in the Beachcombers. His studio is adjacent to the Beachcomber quarters. His wife, the former Alice Williamson of Clinton, Mass., says: "Bill is the kindest and gentlest man in the world." Source: Frank Crotty, Provincetown Profiles and Others on Cape Cod, P. 9, Web, Mar. 2017
  • Creator:
    William Boogar Jr. (1893 - 1958)
  • Creation Year:
    1946
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 15.25 in (38.74 cm)Width: 6.5 in (16.51 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    *Lamp needs to be wired.
  • Gallery Location:
    Missouri, MO
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU74735569251
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