Gerald G. Boyce Abstract Oil and Gold Leaf Painting of a Bird


An abstract oil and gold leaf painting of a bird by the American artist Gerald G. Boyce (1925-1999). A dimensional green background is contrasted by a bright red repeated leaf pattern overlaying the composition. A bird emerges in shimmery gold leaf from the lower right of the painting. The work is unsigned and displayed in a black wooden frame. 

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. 



30.25” x 48.25” x 1” (frame); 29.75” x 47.75” (canvas).

Condition notes:

Age appropriate wear. There are some stray black marks on the lower portion of the painting. Craquelure present. Some small chips to the paint. Minor wear to the frame. Dimple to the lower left of the canvas.

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