George Price Boyce went to class in Chipping Ongar in Essex and afterward studied in Paris. He worked for four years, as an apprentice until joining the architectural firm of Wyatt and Brandon. Disappointed with architecture, a meeting with the artist David Cox in 1849 persuaded him to give up the calling and take up watercolor painting.
George Price Boyce early work shows the impact of Cox who he met again two years later, but he went on to build up his own style under the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite painters, having met Thomas Seddon and Rossetti in 1849 and William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais in 1853, when he was painting in Brittany, with Seddon. In 1854 George Price Boyce traveled to Venice, where he sketched subjects prescribed to him by the critic John Ruskin who corresponded with him during his four months in the city.
A lot of his work from the late 1850s focused on English landscapes. In the 1870s he painted many views of Ludlow and was attracted to more remote landscapes. In 1861, following the death of his sister, he went to Egypt for a few months, staying in a shared a house in Giza.
Rossetti, who despised working out of doors borrowed Boyce's sketches to provide the background for his painting Writing on the Sand. George Price Boyce exhibited both oils and watercolors at the Royal Academy between 1853 and 1861. He was a founding member of the Hogarth Club and of the Medieval Society, promoting interest in the art and architecture of the Middle Ages. Boyce's journal has turned into a noteworthy wellspring of data on Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Art Movement: Pre-Raphaelite.
Artists Influencing George Price Boyce: David Cox, Dante Rossetti.
He Traveled To Italy, Egypt, France.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.