Arthur Boyd

b. 1920 — 1999

Figurative expressionist painter, ceramicist and printmaker Arthur Boyd is considered one of Australia’s most significant modern artists. Boyd was born in 1920, and was taught by his grandfather, prominent painter Arthur Merric Boyd. He served in the Second World War and his experiences influenced the subsequent themes of psychological anguish and suffering in his work. Following the war he became friends with art patrons John and Sunday Reid. Boyd and his family lived and exhibited in London during the 1960s. He returned to Australia in the 1970s and lived at properties in Shoalhaven and Bundanon, areas which he painted until his death in 1999. A major retrospective of his work was held in 1994 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Boyd received an Order of Australia in 1979 and Companion of the Order of Australia in 1992.

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Arthur Boyd – ‘From impulse to action’ at Bundanon Art Museum

Image: Arthur Boyd  Figure with flowers and beast  c.1960  brush and ink on paper  100 x 75 cm From impulse …

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Print-Making in the Collection – Gippsland Art Gallery

Image above: Publication cover detail,  featuring Wayne Viney  Clearing storm  2000  monotype on paper  17.5 x 17.4 cm A number …

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Holly Grace & Sarah Tomasetti – Finalists in the 2024 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize

Image above: Sarah Tomasetti From Balpatta X 2024 145 x 150 cm pigment oil and marble dust on fresco Congratulations to Holly …

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