Neil Boyle, originally from Ft. MacLeod in Alberta, Canada, grew up in Indian Country. His father, an honorary Chief of the Blood of Peigan tribes of Canada's Blackfoot Confederacy, handed down a knowledge of Indian life and history that colors Boyle's paintings of the early West with unusual authenticity. Boyle now recreates scenes from the past in oils, bronze sculptures, and watercolors.
Boyle received his education at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada, at the Chounard Art Institute and the Art Center College of Design, both in Los Angeles. He has since taught at both schools in Los Angeles and has held associate professorships at the University of California at Long Beach and at the University of California at Northridge.
Neil Boyle's vibrant oils and vigorous bronzes have gained a reputation for being among the finest in American art. Concentrating on Western art, Mr. Boyle's work may be found in galleries in London, Calgary, Laguna Beach, and in many private and corporate collections around the world.
Four Neil Boyle paintings were selected for the United States Bicentennial commemorative stamp series, and he is also the recipient of numerous art awards. In September 1984, a 146' by 28' mosaic tile was unveiled at the Mount Sinai Cemetary in Glendale, California. Depicting the history of the Jewish people in America from 1655 to the present, the mural began as a painting by Boyle. The finished painting was then converted into a mosaic mural containing approximately 12 million pieces of Venetian glass.
Over forty of Mr. Boyle's paintings may be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
The artist is presently devoting his time and talent to creating paintings and sculptures.