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    Provincetown History Snippets: Who is William F. Boogar Jr.?

    William Boogar
    March 16, 2019

    He loved birds. He also loved bronze, and the combination made for exceptional art created by William F. Boogar, Jr., a noted sculptor who studied in Provincetown with Charles Hawthorne and settled here permanently in 1933. He worked in the lost-wax method in his Provincetown foundry, creating graceful sculptures of gulls, sandpipers, and whales.

    His daughter once said, “When we can’t find Dad at his studio we look along the beach. And we invariably find him glued to his binoculars, studying the gulls. Gosh, he never seems to tire of watching them.”

    You’ve seen his work: he did the tablet that honors Admiral Donald MacMillan at the head of MacMillan Pier.


    photograph courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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