Noted Illinois artist Harold Boyd will talk about his art at a free public lecture starting at 7pm on Monday, November 1. The lecture will be held at the Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University.
Boyd is best known for his paintings, drawings and original prints, but has also created sculpture in a variety of sizes. His favorite subject is the human figure, and he has portrayed people in many settings and situations. While some of his figures are well known – Adlai Stevenson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gandhi – and some are comic, all are poignant and say something about human nature and the human condition.
His art has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums. Recent solo exhibition venues include I-Space (Chicago, IL), Conduit Gallery (Dallas, TX), and Perkinson Gallery (Millikin University, Decatur, IL). Other museums that have exhibited his work include the Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Nelson-Adkins Museum of Art (Kansas City).