Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Frederick William Boulton (1904-1969)

Frederick William Boulton was born on March 18, 1904, in Mishawaka, Indiana, son of a Lutheran minister. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Academy of Art, and the Académie Julian in Paris. His teachers included John Norton, Charles H. Woodbury, and Joseph Allworthy. Boulton also taught at the American Academy and exhibited regularly in the Chicago area, where he lived and worked for most of his life. An illustrator, commercial artist, and fine artist, Frederick Boulton worked in a variety of media and genres. He was also a craftsman, but his self-described main interests were hunting, fishing, and painting. Boulton started with the J. Walter Thompson Company, one of the largest advertising agencies in the world, in 1923. Founder of the Art Directors' Club of Chicago, Boulton was named art director of the year by the National Society of Art Directors in 1955. He retired in 1965 and died four short years later, in 1969.

Waiting for the 8:18 by Frederick William Boulton.
And a watercolor with an unknown title by the same artist.

Text copyright 2011 Terence E. Hanley


  1. Hi:

    May we cite in toto this with credit in an online public catalog : https://www.highlandparkhistory.org/index.php/boulton-fred?

    1. Dear Archivist,

      Yes, you may cite my article with credit in your catalog using a standard format for citations. Thanks for your interest in my work. Please let me know once your item on Boulton is in its final published form. Thank you.