No funeral for Boscoe Holder

The body will be viewed from 12 pm to 2 pm. Holder’s son Christian declared, “It will be spontaneous” and the family would like to have “ a gathering of good energy.”

Holder made the comments at a press conference yesterday at Holder Studio, Woodford Street, Newton, Port-of-Spain.

Prominently displayed at the press conference was a painting of Holder’s (Boscoe) wife Sheila which was painted in 1981.

During an energetic, heartfelt address on his father, Holder said, “My father loved this island. He left us all his glory and colour. He loved young people.”

The proud son said his father stopped painting between January to April of last year but was unable to say what was the last painting he did since the master painter regularly did more than one painting within the space of three months. Holder said his father was brought home “in his last days” because the family wanted him to be close to “his sacred territory.”

He added that paintings of family members were placed in his father’s bedroom, at his (Boscoe) request. Although the master artist has died, about 80 of his pieces will be on exhibition on May 1 at 101 Art Gallery in Port-of-Spain. The exhibition will be held for ten days. Also, the family plans to hold other exhibitions after the May 1 exhibition.

Holder died last Saturday of prostate cancer. He also suffered complications from diabetes.


"No funeral for Boscoe Holder"

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