Gerald G. Boyce Signed 1940s Abstract Etching of Birds


A 1940s etching of birds by the American artist Gerald G. Boyce (1925-199). Signed to the lower right, this etching depicts two emu-like birds, one sitting near two eggs and the other standing behind and near a small bush. The etching is displayed in a wooden frame and a cream mat.

Born in Embarrass, Wisconsin, Boyce graduated with an undergraduate Science degree from Wisconsin State University in 1949 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1950. He later completed postgraduate degrees from Indiana University, the University of Illinois, Oxford University, and the Americano Guatemalteco Instituto in Guatemala. Boyce had an extensive teaching career, mostly as the chair of the Art Department, as well as an art history professor, at the University of Indianapolis. He also taught at Fresno State College, St. John's University, Indiana University, and Wabash College. He exhibited his own art extensively and his works have been included at exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Chicago Art Institute, the Los Angeles Art Museum, as well as many other museums, galleries, and universities. 



11.5” x 13.5” x 2” (frame); 5” x 6.75” (plate).

Condition notes:

Scratches and some chips to the frame. Flaking to gold on frame. Other age appropriate wear.

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