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Maurice Boots

Maurice Boots was well known for his work as the States Architect in the early 50s, Maurice began to work in oils, pen and ink, before discovering a passion for etching after studying under Dolf Rieser in the early 80s.His meticulous, abstract prints, many in their original frames are of their time, yet still surprising brave.

Maurice Boots died in 2012. He was an extremely well liked and respected local figure – he was the Chief Architect or States Architect for the States of Jersey. He was also a painter a print maker. Although Maurice was passionate about his island, he was also a modernist and keen to forge International links. He was ahead of his time and although exhibiting widely in Germany. Jersey and the UK, Maurice did not seek public approval for his abstract work. Most of the APs (artist proofs) were the only edition ever printed, making his etchings even more exciting for his collectors.