Linda Newman Boughton
Artist Linda Newman Boughton mixes what appear to be elements of photography, etching and pop art in what are actually pen drawings. Originally a scenic artist painting sets and murals for movies (including One Fine Day, Fight Club and Austin Powers), Linda Boughton has evolved into a singular portraitist who can conjure up emotion and with a growing reputation among the Hollywood cognoscenti. Her latest series, the "Civil War Series", is loosely based on the iconic early photographs of Matthew Brady but upon closer inspection, especially at the edges, she takes a somewhat ironic, almost cartoonish, approach, thereby lightening the somber mood. Boughton has had numerous solo exhibitions and has participated in several group exhibitions. She most recently exhibited at the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery.
Davenport and Shapiro Fine Art, located in East Hampton, NY, specializes in historic-modern and contemporary art, with a focus on Abstract Expressionism, Social Realism and conceptual art, but always with an emphasis on quality. Visit us at 37 Newtown Lane, or on the web at: www.lawrence-fine-arts.com
Linda Newman Boughton, Mary Chestnut, from the "Civil War Series," 2011, pen and ink on paper, 60 x 48 in.
Linda Newman Boughton, Letter from Home, from the "Civil War Series," 2011, pen and ink on paper, 60 x 48 in.
Linda Newman Boughton, Abraham Lincoln, from the "Civil War Series," 2011, pen and ink on paper, 60 x 48 in.