Born in Portsmouth in 1937 Derek Boshier first came to
prominence with his paintings as a student at the Royal College of
Art in London where he studied alongside David Hockney, Allen
Jones, R.B. Kitaj, and others. Embracing the iconography of British
and American mass culture, his paintings earned him recognition as
one of the pioneers of British Pop Art. In 1962, he was featured
with Peter Blake, Pauline Boty and Peter Phillips in Ken Russell's
BBC documentary 'Pop Goes The Easel'.
Subsequently he has used other media:drawing, printmaking, film,
books, three dimensional objects, installations and photography
among them. His graphic work with popular music groups such as The
Clash and with David Bowie have brought his work to a wider
Works by Derek Boshier can be found in major museum collections
including Tate, The British Museum and the V&A. He lives and
works in Los Angeles.