Gerald G. Boyce Signed 1970 “Exoriare aliquis nostris ex ossibus ultor” Mixed Media Drawing


A 1970 mixed media drawing by the American artist Gerald G. Boyce (1925-1999). This highly detailed drawing in silverpoint and casein depicts an aged and weathers plaque with the a quote from Virgil's Aeneid, which translates to "Arise from my ashes, unknown avenger!" Displayed in a silver tone metal frame and a cream mat, the drawing is signed lower right, dated lower left, and marked "Morgan County, Indiana" to the lower center.

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. 



9.25” x 12.25” x 1” (frame); 3.25” x 5.5” (sight).

Condition notes:

Scratches and scuffs to the frame.

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