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Jan Boles

jan boles An exploration of the panoramic format has occupied Idaho photographer Jan Boles for the past 20 years. A black and white image maker for more than 40 years, recently he has been making color digital prints. He is also a paper maker and a writer. Born in Missouri, reared in Texas, Boles moved to Idaho in 1963 following a year at the Art Center School in Los Angeles. He was graduated from the College of Idaho (BA, English Literature) in 1965, the year he married Anna Marie Walton. Since then he has lived and worked in Canyon County, in Southwest Idaho, as a commercial photographer, publicist, graphic designer, photojournalist, teacher, writer, welder, and artist. Currently he directs the Robert E. Smylie Archives at Albertson College of Idaho in Caldwell. View Jan Boles' calendar page.