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Edgar Boevé Collection, 1949-2012 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Edgar Boevé Collection, 1949-2012

ID: COLL/536

Primary Creator: Boevé, Edgar (1929-)

Extent: 0.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Edgar G. Boevé is a professor of art emeritus at Calvin College.

Biographical Note

Edgar Boevé has been dubbed as the “Face of Art” for Calvin College. Boevé was born in 1929 in Marshalltown, Iowa. Boevé helped developed Calvin College’s art department in the late 1950s. He lived with his parents in parsonages in Grand Rapids, Louisiana, and Ridgewood, New Jersey where hegraduated from Eastern Christian High School and later from Franklin School of the Arts in New York City. He also graduated from Calvin College and the University of Michigan. Boevé married Ervina Van Dyke in 1955 and joined her on the faculty of Calvin College in 1958. They collaborated on many theater productions together.  An artist himself, Boevé created religious art for over 70 years, using a variety of mediums. His distinctive artwork has been commissioned for Christian high schools and churches as well as displayed in numerous art galleries. In 2018, Edgar and Ervina were honored with the establishment of The Edgar and Ervina Endowment for the Arts for the Calvin Theological Seminary. Boevé was the first president of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA). His book on art education as well as numerous devotional books were published by the Calvin Theological Seminary. Boevé was a professor of art emeritus and remained active in the art community until his death in 2019.

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Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Edgar Boeve

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[Series 1: [General Materials]],

Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: Biographical data --- 1962-2004
Folder 2: Art Works
Folder 3: Calvin College items
Folder 4: Letters of application
Folder 5: Programs, articles, church banners
Folder 6: News articles
Folder 7: Photographs, Hilton Kramer --- 1950s-2009
Folder 8: Artwork, Henry Zylstra --- 2008, nd

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