Gerald G. Boyce Signed 1949 “Birds” Surrealist Style Etching
A 1949 Surrealist style etching by the American artist Gerald G. Boyce (1925-1999). Titled Birds, this etching depicts a Surreal scene with two emu-like birds with branches growing out of their bodies. In the etching, one bird is depicted with a fish in its beak while the other bird stands next to an egg. Signed and dated to the lower right, the etching is titled to the lower center and is displayed in an antique 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.
14.25” x 12.25” x 2.25” (frame); 6.75” x 5” (plate).
Scratches and some chips to the frame. Other age appropriate wear.
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