Boseker Fund


.Edward H. and Yvonne J. Boseker Fund for Early California Art

Yvonne at home in front of Frank Cuprien’s painting Laguna.

Yvonne J. Boseker has made a significant investment in Laguna Art Museum by establishing the Edward H. and Yvonne J. Boseker Fund for Early California Art. The Fund, named for her and her late husband, will be used for the conservation and framing of works in the museum’s permanent collection as well as exhibitions and educational programs related to the field of early California art.
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The Bosekers’ interest in collecting early California art began shortly after their arrival in the state after living for several years in Minnesota. They purchased their first two paintings—Yosemite Falls, an 1885 work by Thomas Hill and High Sierra by William Keith—during a trip to San Francisco in 1969. They were drawn to the natural beauty of the California landscapes depicted in the paintings. Thus began what is today an encyclopedic collection of more than 200 works of early California art by 175 different artists. The collection spans 1856 through the 1940s and consists mostly of oil paintings.
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Yvonne has been a supporter of Laguna Art Museum since the 1980s, and she and her husband lent works to the museum’s exhibition Early Artists in Laguna Beach in 1986. She hopes that her fund will encourage others to support the museum. “Ed and I both felt, and I still believe that we are just caretakers of this art. It was here before us and will be here long after us, if everyone does their part to take care of it. As caretakers, it is our responsibility to take excellent care of it and to always be willing to share it with others. This was my goal in establishing the Boseker Fund for Early California Art at Laguna Art Museum.”

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Museum supporters visit the Boseker collection with executive director Malcolm Warner

To contribute to the conservation and collecting of historical California art at Laguna Art Museum through the Boseker Fund, please click HERE.
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