Local realist painter Anthony Boos has unveiled a collection of his latest paintings at an exhibition he hopes will attract discerning art lovers and collectors.
Boos, who lives in Trincity, discovered his natural artistic ability at a young age and was always intrigued by the legendary works of Renaissance artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. By age ten, he had already set his artistic focus on iconography—the symbolic and largely conventional representation of particular subject. At the time, Boos had a fixation with images of Jesus Christ, particularly his crucifixion. As a young man, he also helped his father Sydney Boos with the construction and presentation of Carnival floats in the 1950s.
Boos, 65, was born with a condition called Syndactyly which is a congenital malformation that causes fingers and toes to have a webbed or fused appearance. In Boos’ case, the condition caused his fingers to be conjoined and shortened.