Boy and Butterflies is a 19x25 inch matted and framed Abstract Expressionist pencil drawing by Tom Klapproth. Tom Klapproth holds a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Klapproth continued his art education at the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his Masters in Art. Tom’s early training at Wisconsin was conservative and realistic. Berkeley caused him to change his style toward Berkeley’s abstract expressionism. Eventually his own style emerged, using recognizable forms and shapes in a general expressionistic manner. He opened the Sam Spade Private Eye Art Studio in Eureka in 1980 and later moved to his studio at 208 C Street, where he was one of twelve working artists. His work is included in many private collections and galleries, chiefly in Northern California.