Boone a native of Paragould, Arkansas now resides in the Sugar Loaf
Artist Community in the town of Chester, NY. Were Boone's small
home-town life of growing up in Paragould provide the pictorial
memories to create a series entitled " Boyhood Remembrances of
Paragould, Arkansas. The series capture the details of his family lives
in the 1930's, along with written reflections from the artist. The
first dozen paintings have been on display in Goshen in the Hall of
Fame of Trotter. Boone has other additions to add to the
collections such as; Hooper's Cleaners, Wood's Department Store and
Corner Cafe a hangout for the Railroad Men and where all the local
farmer's would come to town and squat in front of it.
of the paintings entitled "Jack Boone's Grocery Store and Filling
Station" represented the family business that helped the family survive
during the years of the depression of the 1930's. The whole family
pitched in and worked at the family business, pumping gas, sold
groceries and washed cars to make ends meet while sharing living
quarters behind the family store. Boone pioneered in bringing the craft
community to life in Orange County.
Clay Boone son of
Jarvis, followed in his father's footsteps, is also a well known
artist of New York. Working along side his father at a very early age
earning a nice price for his work. Now continues the family business of
Boone Woodcarvings that his father established in 1967.
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