Big Bend / 24×18 / $6,000.00
Elmer L. Boone, a painter of southwestern landscapes and Mexican subjects in Texas, Arizona and Mexico, was born in Joplin Missouri, in 1883. From 1925, he painted primarily in New Mexico and Arizona.
Boone studied in Chicago, Illinois, at the Smith School of Art, and the Art Institute. He eventually moved to El Paso in 1972 because of poor health, after a period painting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and with famed cowboy artist Charles M. Russell in Montana. It is possible he had painting instruction from Russell.
The artist died in El Paso, Texas in 1952, after returning from a painting trip to Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon, in Sedona. He was buried in Albuquerque, New Mexico.