Edward Boccia Collections

Edward Boccia had a number of key collectors including Morton D. May, the leading American collector of German Expressionism and an avid collector of contemporary art. In addition to holdings in over 150 private collections, the artist’s work is also found in major museums and universities across the globe.

Select Public Collections

  • The Saint Louis Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
  • The National Picture Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • Alexander Soutsous Museum, Athens, Greece
  • Museu De Montserrat, Montserrat, Spain
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
  • Wilbur D. May Museum, Reno, Nevada
  • Drury College, Springfield, Missouri
  • Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Kansas State College, Manhattan, Kansas
  • Joe and Emily Lowe Gallery, University of Miami, Florida
  • The Lowe Art Museum, The University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
  • The Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
  • The Mercantile Library, University of Missouri at St. Louis
  • Metropolitan Church Federation, St. Louis, Missouri
  • The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri at Rolla, Missouri
  • The State Historical Society of Missouri, St. Louis
  • The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
  • Sheldon Concert Hall, Bellweather Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
  • St. John Cantius Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
  • The St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
  • The St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, Missouri
  • The State Historical Society of Missouri Art Gallery, Columbia, Missouri
  • Temple Israel, St. Louis, Missouri
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • Catholic Student Center, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Webster University, Webster Groves, Missouri
  • Florissant Valley Community College Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jewish Community Center Association, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Kirkwood United Methodist Church, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Kol Rinah Synagogue, St. Louis, Missouri
  • The St. Louis University High School, St. Louis, Missouri
  • National Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri (now Bank of America)
  • St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, New York

“I have been collecting Mr. Boccia’s work for 17 years. This includes literally hundreds of drawings and over 100 paintings. Among these are his triptychs which I consider to be his major contribution… Boccia’s dominant mood is that of an Expressionist with memories of the great artists of the past and the great earth themes that have occupied mankind’s dreams for centuries.” (Morton D. May in a letter to Ogden Pleissner, Director of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York)

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