Vernon, Texas January 30, 1932
Of cancer on May 10, 1984
University of Oklahoma
Mexico City College
University of California, Long Beach
California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles 1968
Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles 1971
Huntington Hartford Fellowship 1965-1966
Listed in Who's Who in America 1979.
Who's Who in California 1980.
The information above was published on a small promo packet I obtained with several postcard-sized reprints of various works. It appears JB may have died right about the time these were going to production because a gold-embossed print overlay appears citing: "1932-1984 Thank you for the magic" and this is clearly an addition to the original packet. In further research I learned that JB died on May 10, 1984 of cancer. In a note on one of the documents I came across it stated that in a letter he wrote before his death, he said, "There really is magic in the universe. Thank you for being a part of it."
Now that you've seen this, you're a part of that magic as well. Thanks for looking in.
Photography above by Kate-Lesli Hay