ABOUT THE ARTIST
Leah Griffith Boyce holds her Master of Fine Arts degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work is in the collections of numerous museums, including the Chazen Museum of Art. As a featured portrait artist in USA Today, she gained national recognition for her work.
Leah Griffith Boyce is an artist who is gifted with an ability to capture a likeness in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms. Through keen observation and meticulous craftsmanship, she brings to life each of her subjects. Her work has been described as luminous, magical, evocative and dreamy, all while being hightly representational. There is something of the unseen mystery in each of her works, beckoning to be felt, shared and experienced.
In addition to her formal education, the artist has done intensive and continuing research into the artist methods employed by the great masters of the past. Her independent research has taken her to such world renowned institutes as the Musee du Louvre, Musee D’Orsay and the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris; The British Museum, The National Portrait Gallery and the Tate and Tate Modern in London; The Vatican Museum in Rome; The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, The National Gallery in Dublin, The Mousio Akropoli in Athens, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection in New York; The National Gallery of Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Freer Gallery of Art, The National Museum of Women in the Arts and The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.; The Art Institute of Chicago, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The San Fransico Museum of Art, The Seattle Art Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art. The artist has devoted years to the study of art, enriching her knowledge of the finest works known. Leah Griffith Boyce invests this world of knowledge in every piece of artwork she creates.
Notable works include a posthumous bronze head bust of Regionalist Artist, John Steuart Curry, a portrait of World Renowned Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright and a portrait of Circus World Museum Great Circus Parade founder C.P. “Chappie” Fox,