Gerald G. Boyce Signed 1978 Abstract Mixed Media on Canvas


A 1978 abstract mixed media painting on canvas by the American artist Gerald G. Boyce (1925-1999). The composition features the profile of an abstract skull with roots growing from its crown. A light pink color contrasts against the brown background. The right side has a vertical white stripe down its length. The work is signed and dated "Gerald G. Boyce 1978" to the lower right corner and is displayed in a black 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. 



12.5” x 12.5” x 1.5” (frame); 12” x 12” (canvas).

Condition notes:

Scratches and scuffs to the frame. Some discolored scuffs to the white paint.

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