Books Ray Boynton and the Mother Lode

Ray Boynton and the Mother Lode

Ray Boynton and the Mother Lode


This exhibition catalog published by the Oakland Museum in 1976, looks at the life and depression era works of artist and professor, Ray Boynton. Boynton, who is best known for painting the Coit Tower mural, made numerous visits to the mother lode area (including Plumas County) during the 1930s. He drew the brick and stone buildings, the angular landscapes and the people - miners deep in the murkiness of the hard-rock mines, as well as snipers working the diggings along the rocky streams and rivers. History is rendered through his illustrations, and they reveal a region and its people during the depression years of the 1930s. This book is a window into a time now nearly forgotten when a second gold rush of laborers looking to get rich hit the streams and creeks of California. Illustrated with b& w photos and drawings. This book is long out of print, somewhat hard to find, and we only have a limited number available. Paperbound: 62 pages: 12 x 8"