Seeking quality artwork by Clarence Boyce Monegar. Contact: info@GalleryofWisconsinArt.com
BORN: April 10, 1910 - Wittenberg, Wisconsin
DIED: July 16, 1968.
Clarence Boyce Monegar was a Native American born into a family that knew desperate poverty and hardship. In 1918 influenza invaded the country, wiping out many in the Winnebago tribe including Clarence’s father and four siblings, but Clarence, his mother and two brothers, survived. All three brothers demonstrated exceptional artistic talent but Clarence stood out. His mother encouraged and taught him as she designed, wove and decorated baskets. Although Monegar took some early lessons, Clarence was essentially a self taught artist. Gifted with a photographic memory, he had been trained by his artist mother in th...