Bruce Boice (1941)

American painter and art critic was born December 4, 1941 in Boundbrook, New Jersey, USA. From 1959 to 1961 he studied at the Colgate University in Hamilton, New York and from 1970 to 1972 at the University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. 

Available Bruce Boice works:

Geometric abstraction

In the 1970s, Boice taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1976 and 1980 and CAPS in 1979. Although Boice had never written before, and never doubted that he was a painter, Boice adopted a short career as a critic. In the 1970s and 1980s Bruce Boice had many solo exhibitions. 1975 New York City, Venice, Italy and in Cologne, Germany, 1976 in Brussels, Belgium and Chicago, 1978 Boston, 1979 Philadelphia, 1982 New York City, 1983 Florida and 1984 New York City.


Bruce Boice works at Wiegersma Consultancy & Expertise

The works of Bruce Boice in the Wiegersma collection are a good example of his work in the mid-seventies. Geometric abstract works on a small format paper. His repeated geometric compositions, diptych composition, triptych composition or quadriptych composition with subtle changes of shape or color are delicately and subtly executed. On a question by Clair Z. List in 1984: When you start a paper piece, is it with the intention that it will probably translate to a canvas painting? Bruce Boice answeredNot necessarily. A lot of times I realize I like it the way it is but I'd also like to see what evolves, to keep going on it, then that's when I decide to make a painting. Sometimes I like them the way they are and there's no reason to do a painting. Bruce Boice’s imagery is an arrangement of basic elements such as rectangles of widely ranging sizes, from large to small, with lines and overlapped effects. The color accounts for primaries as well as tints and tones. 


Personal life

Bruce Boice was married to photographerJan Groover (American, 1943–2011). He met Groover at the the University of Hartford in 1970 where she had received an appointment to teach in the art department. They moved to France in 1991 where he still lives.