But Geoffrey Holder's older brother was a multitalent and bisexual. Geoffrey became a stage and film star, and Boscoe taught himself to paint. Angus Cook, in writing of his impression of Holder's male nudes, says, "The nudes are different. It was a recreation, a pleasure, but the idea of a committed gay couple seemed an absurdity to him. Holder's male nudes were rarely displayed — some claimed they were hidden.
The New York Review of Books notes that in the spring of in Berlin, Peter Doig and Hilton Als cocurated an exhibition of portraits, mostly by young, unrecognized, or forgotten artists, and it led to deeper investigation of Boscoe Holder's male figurative work as more nude male studies were unearthed that never made it to the front rooms of galleries.
By Christopher Harrity. Boscoe, however, was always interested in local culture and style, making paintings of Trinidadian scenes and tradespeople. Not exhibited during his lifetime, apparently, they were painted purely for the artist's pleasure.
In the s he and his wife moved to London and started a dance troupe.