Nicolas Boggs

Clinical Assistant Professor of English, United States

Things Not Seen

Nicholas Boggs worked his book Things Not Seen, the first book to tell the story of the black American writer James Baldwin’s collaboration with French painter Yoran Cazac. Based on a decade of original research in the United States and Europe, the book deepened and complicated an understanding of Baldwin’s life and work, particularly in his later years, the majority of which he spent at his home in St. Paul-de-Vence in the south of France, where he died in 1987. On either side of the residency, Boggs conducted interviews with contacts, in the St. Paul-de-Vence area, who knew Baldwin. 

Nicolas Boggs was in residence from July 8 to August 5, 2016, in partnership with the Jerome Foundation and Art Matters.