Derek Boshier was born in Portsmouth, Devon. He studied at Yeovil School of Art from 1953-1957 and at the Royal College of Art, London 1959-1962. In 1963 he taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and at Hornsey College of Art, London.

Further reading:
Derek Boshier: Selected Drawings 1960-82, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool. Essay by Marco Livingstone