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Mixed media collage on a single shaped wood panel, both signed "Liza Brenner Samples" and dated 2015 to verso, cowboy inscribed "Will Rogers" to verso, Indian is possibly a representation of Sitting Bull. From the Collection of the late Sterling Boyd, Raleigh, North Carolina
Sterling Boyd was a consummate collector and Southern gentleman. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, he studied art history at Sewanee: The University of the South, Oberlin College, and received his doctorate from Princeton University. He shared his enthusiasm for the fine arts through positions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Boyd also taught and mentored future art historians at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and later headed the art department at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Following his academic and museum careers, Sterling Boyd channeled his talents for interior design and decoration. His Raleigh apartment was a cabinet of curiosities, each item carefully collected from his world travels and perfectly placed in his jewel box of a home.
Liza Brenner was born in Southwestern New York. She received a BFA in Drawing and a BS in Communication from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and a MFA in Painting and a MA in Art Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2004. She also studied abroad at The British Institute of Florence in Florence, Italy while completing her MFA.
Liza Brenner relocated to the West Coast and continues to exhibit her work at the regional and national level. She recently received a purchase award from the Office of Arts and Culture in Seattle, Washington and has exhibited her works in museums such as the Monmouth Museum in New Jersey, The Huntington Museum in West Virginia and The Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Other recent invitational exhibitions include The Crary Gallery in Warren, Pennsylvania; Childhood End Gallery, Allsort's Gallery in Olympia, Washington and the Jesse Best Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Liza currently is an Assistant Professor of Art at South Puget Sound Community College and resides in Olympia, WA.
One horizontal mark near waist of Indian; a few surface accretions to verso; some rough edges.