Gerald G. Boyce Signed 1963 Oil on Canvas Painting of Augustus Caesar


A 1963 oil on canvas painting by the American artist Gerald G. Boyce (1925-1999). Signed and dated to the lower left, this painting depicts the sculpture of August Caesar known as Augustus of Prima Porta located in the Vatican Museums. The painting is 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. 



48.5” W x 60.5” H x 1.75” D (frame).

Condition notes:

Some scuffs to frame. Craquelure across the figure. Other signs of wear and discoloration, most notably around the edges of the canvas.

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