Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd, AC OBE was a leading Australian painter of the late 20th century. Boyd's work ranges from impressionist renderings of Australian landscape to starkly expressionist figuration, and many canvases feature both. Wikipedia

Born: July 24, 1920, Murrumbeena, Melbourne
Died: April 24, 1999
Parents: Doris Boyd
Artwork: Wimmera Landscape, Figure supporting Back Legs, More
Siblings: David Boyd

Arthur Boyd was a master painter, he developed new techniques in his preferred style and media.

Boyd would often use loose strokes of thickly coated brushes, applied paint with his fingers and palm because it is quicker, while the body contact directly connected him with the painting.

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd is one of Australia's most prominent artists. His work is respected and traded in major international art venues and held in public galleries throughout Australia and overseas.

A painting by renowned Australian artist Arthur Boyd went under the hammer for $1.4 million at an auction in Melbourne last night, setting a record price for his work.

TONY EASTLEY: Last night in Melbourne a painting by Arthur Boyd set a new auction record for his work.

Painted in 1957 Boyd's Bride Running Away was purchased for $1.4 million by an anonymous buyer.

AM's Alison Caldwell went to the auction for AM.

Born into Australia’s foremost art dynasty, Arthur Boyd had an upbringing that was heavily influenced by the practices of his artisan relatives, all of whom were painters, potters, sculptors, musicians, and architects. Having adopted his family’s passion for the arts and developing his own highly expressive and personal style he went on to become one of the most celebrated painters in Australian cultural history, preferring to be called a tradesman as opposed to an artist for the way he constantly experimented with art materials and mediums.

The death of Arthur Boyd, aged 78, on April 24, marks the passing of one of Australia's most respected expressionist painters. A member of the generation of artists and intellectuals who came to maturity during the Depression and World War II, Boyd was one of the few internationally-known Australian artists from that era still alive and working in the 1990s.

A beautiful wake-up is one of life's most perfectly happy times. I have certainly had my share, but there's one glad morning that comes to mind in these uneasy days as polar icecaps melt and the art world appears to be freezing over.

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd, AC OBE (24 July 1920 – 24 April 1999) was a leading Australian painter of the late 20th century. Boyd's work ranges from impressionist renderings of Australian landscape to starkly expressionist figuration, and many canvases feature both. Several famous works set Biblical stories against the Australian landscape, such as The Expulsion (1947–48), now at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd, AC, OBE (24 July 1920 – 24 April 1999) was born at Murrumbeena, Victoria and became one of the leading Australian painters of the late 20th century. A member of one of the most renowned artistic dynasties of Australian art history, Boyd was influenced by his eminent artistic family, learning painting, ceramic sculpture and pottery from an early age. Exhibiting widely from 1949 in Australia, Europe, America , Hong Kong and Asia, Arthur became Australia's most recognised and venerable artist. His work is located within the Australian National Gallery, all State and regional galleries as well as prominent public collections abroad.