Gerald G. Boyce Signed 1995 “Card, Portrait & Skull” Casein Painting


A casein painting by the American artist Gerald G. Boyce (1925-1999). Titled Card, Portrait & Skull, this abstract work depicts a portrait of a man amidst an animal skull, an antique glass medicine bottle, some type of card, and a dried plant. Signed to the lower right and titled verso, the painting is displayed in a metal frame with white and black double 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 16.25” x 1.5” (frame); 5.75” x 7.75” (image).

Condition notes:

Scratches and scuffs to the frame. Black discolored scuff to glass right side.

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