Gerald G. Boyce Signed 1997 “Ubi Solitudinem Faciunt Pacem Appellant” Ceramic Sculpture


A 1997 ceramic sculpture titled Ubi Solitudinem Faciunt Pacem Appellant by the American artist Gerald G. Boyce (1925-1999). This highly detailed work depicts an arch tower with a white rectangular inlay on each side. Bricks appear to have fallen off and piled at the bottom of the arches. Multiple white robed figures are depicted standing under the three arches. The underside of the sculpture is signed, titled, and dated. The sculpture and the base are connected as one piece.

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. 



20.75” x 15.5” x 10.5” (sculpture with base); 19” x 13.5” x 8” (sculpture only).

Condition notes:

Age appropriate wear. Intentional cracks present in the ceramic. Some discoloration to the white. Ring stain in the wooden base as well as a slight crack. Some white paint spots present on wooden base.

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