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Anne Boysen (1939-2011)
Dramatic paintings in oil, acrylic and mixed media, Anne's style and subjects range from more traditional, impressionistic landscapes to nearly abstract florals.
Anne had stated that she was "compelled" to paint. "Painting is my life, my work, and my fun. . . . When I camp, walk and bicycle, I can't help but feel inspired to continue the landscapes, and when my flowers bloom, feel inspired to do the florals."
In 2005, Ms. Boysen published a book of her paintings, Art of Exuberance.
Her works were awarded first prize at several shows, including Main Line Art Impressions, the Berks Art Alliance, and the Artist Equity Triennial competition in Philadelphia in 1984.
Ms. Boysen grew up in Frankford and graduated from Lincoln High School. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in school psychology from Temple University.
During the 1960s and '70s, she was a counselor and school psychologist in the Central Bucks School District while taking classes at the Philadelphia College of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.